JR Cigar’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

January 1, 2021

In 1971, Lew Rothman opened a small tobacco shop in New York City. Using his father’s initials, the founder eventually grew J&R Tobacco from its humble little storefront to become the largest online cigar retailer in the world. For 50 years, we have provided our customers with the highest quality products at the best possible price. This year, we are celebrating not just our storied past, but our bright future.

JR Cigar will be instituting a large and celebrated campaign for all of 2021. This celebration acknowledges and thanks to our loyal and dedicated customers, employees, and manufacturing partners. This year is not just about us, but about everyone involved in making us the company we are today.

JR's 50th Anniversary

We’re rolling out several new projects to make 2021 our best year yet. We’ve teamed up with several of our top manufacturers to bring in exclusive brands, limited editions, and private label cigars. These projects celebrate not just our 50 years in business but showcase the craftsmanship and ingenuity of our partners. You can expect releases from esteemed companies such as Altadis U.S.A., Rocky Patel, Crowned Heads, Aganorsa, Alec & Bradley, and several more.

JR Cigar will also introduce limited-edition accessories. From humidors to cutters and ashtrays, these items will be one-of-a-kind and made of the highest quality. Engagement with our customers has always been important to us. We’re offering several promotions and sweepstakes in appreciation for our customers’ support over the years.

Yes, 2020 was a difficult year, but as always, we are looking to the future.  We are excited to have everyone join us in our 50th Anniversary celebration – and to 50 more years of success!

Comments

8 responses to “JR Cigar’s 50th Anniversary Celebration”

  1. Steve Martin says:

    I wish everyone at JR Cigar a wonderful, fruitful and healthful 2021 (50 YEARS!!!!)! What an achievement. My Grandfather shopped with you guys in New York back in the 70’s, and my Dad smoked so many JR Alternatives over the years, he said he could have built a literal house of cigars if he stored up every one he smoked.

    I’ve now been shopping with JR since 1999. I’ve been to the NC location before, but used to shop at the JR in Southfield, Michigan regularly; as in every weekend. Some of my favorite cigars have always been the JR Ultimate Cabinet series. I believe they were about $55.00 for a cedar cabinet full back in the early 2000’s. How times have changed. I’m glad the cigars have not!

    Here’s to another 50 years in the business, and much success through the unforseen changes that will surely continue to challenge our ability to savor in our love of the leaf!

    Happy New Year, and a VERY Happy 50th!!

    Always a friend to JR ~

    Steve Martin
    Mount Clemens, MI 48043

  2. Harry S Gaylord says:

    Enjoy my relationship with JR Cigars. Great company and professional employees. Always willing to help on my requests.,thanks

  3. Robert L Rosekrans Sr says:

    Long Ashes for another 50 !! Hey

  4. Michael Russo says:

    Congratulations JR A half A Century is quite accomplishment. Good Job and keep on Trucking.

  5. Charles Dilworth says:

    Happy fifty years to jrs cigars and happy new year.

  6. Greg Mathis says:

    Literally just got into smoking cigars in December for something different to do. Purchase cigars for my son for Christmas and he left me some. Well, that was a mistake. Lol. I have ordered several different brands from different distributors and so far as I can see, I’ve received the best deals so far from JR cigars. Started building my own humidor today, I guess this will be my new hobby. Can’t wait to see some of these juicy deals, I’ve been smoking the milder cigars along with trying some of the flavored ones. Thank you for your prompt service and wonderful products! Any tips or hints for a new cigar smoker is greatly appreciated. Best of luck and happy New year!

  7. Bob Speakman says:

    Great company. I have been a customer for over 30 years . Employees always helpful and curious..Congrads on the 50 years !!!! Keep on smokin !!!!

  8. Richard N Shimaitis says:

    Congrats on 50 yrs I’ve only been with you for around 40 though! I use to love going thru the catalog and read the comments Lew would use. Now I guess it’s on video. Well times changes but JR and their cigars and service just keep getting better

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