Shock & Awe
Famous cigar legend Nestor Plasencia has created another winner to add to his sterling portfolio of fine handmade cigars, and the best part is the new Shock and Awe brand is made exclusively for JR Cigar!
Breaking away from the company standard, Shock and Awe is a one of a kind military themed cigar with a unique recipe. A rare Habana (Jalapa) binder and Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves are rolled inside an oily chestnut brown Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper. Keeping with the current trend for big ring smokes, Plasencia went ahead and broke the mold (no pun intended) with these tasty premium monsters. Currently there are three ginormous sizes available. The Roaring Meg a 5.5 x 70 jawbreaker, an even bigger 5.5 x 80 in the name of Barracks Buster, and the slightly more traditional Little David, that weighs in at a fairly hefty 5.5 x 60. Each Front mark takes its name from a different type of WW II mortar shell, and the cigars within are shaped like one, as you will quickly notice.
Beyond the cigars unusual shape and eye-catching packaging design, you are in for a medium to full bodied treat. Upon lighting, a blast of white pepper delivers a more than a little “shock and awe” to the senses, and then quickly mellows as a mosaic of spice, earth, leather, cedar and espresso notes take center stage. Wonderfully complex and well balanced; these top of the line beauties hold their many intricate flavors right down to the last puff.
Cleverly packaged, these new offerings sit inside rustic, antique looking wood boxes with a slide out lid featuring artwork that pays homage to the Bomber plane Nose art of the famous World War II era.