The Cuban: Miracle or Myth?

In February of 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed into law an embargo of all things Cuban, including cigars. And thus began the the 64 year ban on the most desired product in the cigar universe – the Cuban. The … Read More

You Don’t Need Cuban Cigars for a Memorable Smoking Experience

Cuba is widely regarded as the cigar capital of the world. The island nation’s climate, topography and skilled workforce combine to create truly magnificent products. Unfortunately, however, a trade embargo originally signed into law by President John F. Kennedy is … Read More

The Allure of Cuban Cigars

For decades the image of lighting up a Cuban has invoked feelings of luxury and the ultimate experience of enjoying a cigar. The Cuban is sexy and an emblem of wealth and status enjoyed only by elites. Hard to find … Read More

Cuban Cigar Alternatives: Flavor Only Rivaled by the Real Thing

There is a certain mystique when it comes to the Cuban cigar and years ago, it was considered the best in the world due to Cuba being the quintessential pioneer in the industry. Since 1962 with the Cuba sanctions and … Read More

Preparing Habano Leaves at the Factory

Once the leaves are properly cured and aged, having reached as perfect a state for smoking as any tobacco plant could, the tried and true method of making a Habano (Havana cigar) begins. This time-honored craft is conducted … Read More

Crafting Cigar Boxes & Bands

The origin of cigar bands is suffused with a rich mythos. One story posits that the paper bands were first used on Habanos (Havana cigars) exported to England since gentlemen of the day were reticent to stain their … Read More

The Shapes & Sizes of Habanos

When deciding which cigar to smoke for a specific occasion, size and shape are important considerations. Perhaps you’re enjoying a Habano (Havana cigar) in a business meeting or inside your favorite cigar lounge during a lunch break. The … Read More

How a Habano is Crafted

All Habanos are totally handmade cigars. Only highly skilled and masterfully trained cigar rollers called torcedores and torcedoras interact with the individual parts of a Habano (Havana cigar), especially when it comes time to assemble the beautifully aged … Read More

Top 10 Best Cuban Cigars

The Montecristo No. 2 can be called one of the best cigars in the world. It constantly ranked one of the best cigars of the year and has become the staple to which all other torpedoes are compared. They are a medium to full body with the perfect balance of spice and a smooth creamy taste. The #2 is without a doubt the most well known Cuban cigar in the world. Read More

Cuban Alternatives – JR University

Alternatives to Cuban Cigars Jump to The AlternativeWhat Makes a Cuban Alternative Legit?Location, Location, LocationSpecialized BlendsEnjoy a Celebrated Name Whether you are a … Read More

About JR’s Cigar Seconds & Cuban Alternatives

Previous Lesson Table of Contents Next Lesson Cigar School Lesson 7: JR Alternatives – Our Best Selling Cigars What is a JR Alternative? It is a good, handmade cigar that has been specially packaged for JR … Read More

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