Hambones are a value priced line of cigars that are a reimagined version of a popular old American brand from the mid-1920s that was manufactured for J.P. Alley by W.C. Frutiger & Co. of Red Lion, Pennsylvania. The original cigars were called J.P. Alley’s Sweets 5¢ that had a picture image of a pilot, nicknamed “Hambone” smoking a cigar while flying over the ocean on every box. This was intended to be a satire on Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The reimagined Hambones line is a highly ambitious project that features 12 signature blends that all start off Honduran and Nicaraguan mixed filler tobacco, held together by a Nicaraguan binder. Then, each of these 12 blends are covered with three different wrapper leaf varietals that dictate the overall strength of every cigar. The Connecticut wrapped Hambones are creamy smooth and mellow, whereas the Habano leaf variety provides an earthy, spicy, and nutty, medium bodied experience. The boldest blend in the Hambones line uses a very dark maduro wrapper to provide robust full-bodied flavors of chocolate, earth, dark roast coffee, and caramel. The beauty about Hambones cigars, is that the company has created the perfect blend for every style of smoker, with top-notch construction, a great burn, and delicious taste, that far exceeds its super- modest price point. Order your favorites in bundles of 20 from JR Cigar today.
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