Win a $500 Masterbuilt Meat Smoker With Oliva Cigars

Win a $500 Masterbuilt Meat Smoker With Oliva Cigars

Buy Oliva cigars at James & Sons in May to enter a drawing for a $500 Masterbuilt meat smoker and other prizes.

First Prize: Masterbuilt 340G Meat Smoker ($500 value, details below)

Second Prize: Box of Oliva Double Toro Connecticut Cigars, Cutter & Lighter ($150 value)

Third Prize: James & Sons Tobacconists 20 oz. Tumbler ($30 value)

Originating in Cuba, OLIVA CIGARS have been offering the ultimate variety of blends, flavors and selections since 1886. All the tobaccos are fully cured, fermented and aged to perfection, so you will always experience a rich, satisfying smoke that will never overpower. 

Oliva cigars offered at James & Sons include Connecticut Reserve, Series G, Series O, Series V, the rare Serie V Melanio Gran Reserve Limitada, Nub 460, and Nub Café.

  • Buy 4 cigars, get 1 ticket entered for the drawing.

  • Buy 10 cigars, get 3 tickets entered for the drawing.

  • Buy 20 cigars, get 20 tickets entered for the drawing.

Drawings to be held at the store on Friday, May 31.

THE MASTERBUILT 340G BLUETOOTH DIGITAL ELECTRIC MEAT SMOKER enables the novice or BBQ pro to achieve delicious home-smoked meats. Using Bluetooth Smart technology, a built-in meat probe thermometer, and a patented side wood chip loading system, you’ll be able to achieve perfect results for a variety of smoked flavors.

Master the art of smoking meat with a Masterbuilt smoker while smoking rich, satisfying Oliva cigar from James & Sons Tobacconists.

J&S Tasting Notes: Nat Sherman Metropolitan Habano

J&S Tasting Notes: Nat Sherman Metropolitan Habano

A distinct, complex, medium-bodied smoke from a classic brand that is of the quality of cigars twice as expensive.

NAT SHERMAN METROPOLITAN HABANO series is made of all Nicaraguan tobacco, with the wrapper originating from seeds from Havana, Cuba.

Pristinely constructed in Nicaragua, the cigars have nicely-rolled flat veins, nearly-invisible seams, and a perfect cap. 

They are medium-bodied smokes with meatiness from the Habano wrapper. 

The flavors are complex and well balanced, with each size offering a little something different:

ROBUSTO:  nuts, wood and citrus, with a lovely creaminess that develops. (90 points, Halfwheel.com)

GORDO:  nuts, caramel and coffee. The finish is toasty and leathery. (91 points, Cigar Aficionado)

TORO:  nuts and wood with a bit of hay and leather that are supplemented with rich notes of dark fruit and cream. (87 points, Cigar Aficionado)

We'll even share a little secret with you about our stock: We've been aging them for well over half a year to allow the tobaccos to further ferment, creating a mature, well-rounded, enhanced smoking experience. 

Overall, these are some of the finest smokes in the classic Nat Sherman Metropolitan series. It's hard to find a better cigar for less than $10 and they’re of a quality that easily competes with significantly pricier cigars.

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Major Announcement

Major Announcement

Things are about to get even better for James & Sons Black Diamond cigar clubhouse members. 

We’re beginning the first phase of a renovation to our Cuban Lounge which we expect to take at least a few days. In the meantime, the English Lounge will remain open for access to our private club members and their guests. James & Sons will begin a renovation of the English Lounge later in the spring, which will further enhance the cigar club membership experience. Thank you to our members for bearing with us while we complete this work.

James & Sons’ Black Diamond Club offers members a relaxing, first-class smoking experience in our private clubhouse on our historic building’s second floor overlooking Broadway and the grand four-star Adelphi Hotel.  Membership grants the privilege of 24-hour year-round access to the private English and Cuban smoking lounges, complete with personalized Spanish cedar humidor lockers, complimentary beverages, wireless broadband internet access, large-screen televisions, and a climate controlled environment that provides an oasis for comfortable smoking in the cold winter and hot summer seasons. Members also receive a 15 percent discount on cigar purchases and 20 percent on entire boxes. 

Stop in any time to inquire about membership or for a tour.

James & Sons Smokin' Party for "The Big Game"

James & Sons Smokin' Party for "The Big Game"

Seventh Annual
SMOKIN’ PARTY FOR “THE BIG GAME”
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Event begins at 5:30. Kickoff at 6:30.

James & Sons Tobacconists
360 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

$25 locker member. $30 general admission.
Includes 2 cigars, food, beverages, and more!
Limited seating. Pre-registration requested, but not required. Sign up and pay at James & Sons.

For more information, call the store at (518) 581-7274.

PARTY WITH US ON FRIDAY!

PARTY WITH US ON FRIDAY!

James & Sons Tobacconists cordially invites your and your guests to our CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY on Friday, January 18, 2019 starting at 6:00 p.m. at our store, located at 360 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Free food, refreshments and entertainment by “Jimmy Suits”. Store-wide sale of up to 35 percent off of purchases. James & Sons Tobacconists would like to thank you for making 2018 one of our best years ever and kick off 2019 right. Please join us for an enjoyable evening.

Humidor & Cigars Raffle for the Stand Up and Play Foundation

Humidor & Cigars Raffle for the Stand Up and Play Foundation

James & Sons Tobacconists, a proud supporter of the Stand Up and Play Foundation's Capital District chapter, is holding a raffle for a humidor and cigars. From now until the end of December, customers may purchase single ticket for $5 or five tickets for $20 for the chance to win a beautiful cedar-lined humidor, humidification packs, cigars, cutter, and lighter (a $100 value).

Funds raised will support disabled veterans and other disabled Capital District neighbors through the Stand Up and Play Foundation, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization. Its mission is to enhance the lives of wheelchair users and amputees by providing a remarkable piece of equipment – the Paramobile – that allows them to stand up and play sports. The foundation provides a unique combination of adaptive equipment and well-trained volunteers to give users a previously unimagined level of freedom and independence.

Victorian Streetwalk Open House

James & Sons Tobacconists will be having an open house for the Victorian Streetwalk, a great Saratoga tradition, being held on Thursday, November 29th. As part of the open house, our private first-floor members lounge will be open to anyone purchasing a cigar. This is a great opportunity to warm up with a relaxing smoke and free coffee.

Tours will also be available of our exclusive Black Diamond Clubhouse, which offers members an affordable, relaxing, first-class smoking experience in our private member lounges on the building’s second floor overlooking Broadway and the grand four-star Adelphi Hotel. Membership grants the privilege of 24-hour year-round access to the English and Cuban smoking lounges, complete with personalized cedar humidor lockers, complimentary beverages, wireless broadband internet access, and a climate controlled environment that provides an oasis for comfortable smoking in the hot summer and cold winter seasons. Members also receive a 15 percent discount on cigar purchases and 20 percent on entire boxes. Stop in any time to inquire about membership or for a tour.

Stand Up And Play Foundation Italian Dinner & Cigar Event

Stand Up And Play Foundation Italian Dinner & Cigar Event

A benefit for the Stand Up and Play Foundation Capital District of NYS Chapter

ITALIAN DINNER & CIGAR EVENT

Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
$50 per person

James & Sons Tobacconists 
360 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York

RSVP to Mark Boucher at meboucher327@gmail.com

Attendees will enjoy a delicious homemade Italian dinner, including Penne alla vodka and antipasto, and a free cigar. The event will offer a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Funds raised will support disabled veterans and other disabled Capital District neighbors.

Stand Up and Play Foundation is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that is changing the lives of wheelchair users and amputees thanks to a remarkable piece of equipment – the Paramobile – that allows them to stand up and play sports. The foundation provides a unique combination of adaptive equipment and well-trained volunteers to give users a previously unimagined level of freedom and independence.  With your help, the Stand Up and Play Foundation Capital District Chapter will be able to provide local wheelchair users and amputees the opportunity to participate in sports, improve their health and well being, and simply have a good time. 

New to the J&S Humidor: Aganorsa Signature

New to the J&S Humidor: Aganorsa Signature

James & Sons is proud to be one of the select tobacconists in America to offer some of the very rare, beautiful new Anganorsa Leaf Signature Series cigars. According to the blender Eduardo Fernández, “Signature Selection is blended with our best refined aged tobaccos selected from our most exclusive lots in our farms in Nicaragua.” The cigar has been aged for seven years and only 500 boxes have been produced, making it highly-sought after and difficult to find.

The cigar uses all Nicaraguan tobacco, including Corojo ’99 rosado claro wrapper from Jalapa for the wrapper and binder. The filler is a strong media tiempo leaf blended with Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98 from Estelí and Jalapa.

Less than a tenth of all tobacco plants end up producing the rare medio tiempo leaves, which grow on the top of the plant above the ligero leaves. The growing process requires the leaves to be left on the plant 50 percent longer, resulting in the curing process beginning while the leaves are still on the plant.

On the palate, the cigar is full flavored, with a body that ranges from medium to full. It starts off nutty and earthy with a touch of pepper. The cigar becomes more creamy, with notes of citrus, dried fruit and wood. The cigar remains smooth and complex, a pure delight to smoke.

James & Sons is proud to offer the Aganorsa Signature Selection in three sizes: Robusto (5”x 52), Belicoso (6¼”x 52), and Corona Gorda (6”x 44).

The Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2018 Edition is Here!

The Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2018 Edition is Here!

The widely-anticipated arrival of the annual release of Alec Bradley’s Fine & Rare series is finally here and James & Sons is one of the appointed tobacconists lucky enough to receive a few of the limited 2,500 produced for global distribution this year.

The 2018 Fine & Rare is the JRS10=(86), a grand toro measuring 6½”with a ring gauge of 56 produced at the Raíces Cubanas factory in Danlí, Honduras. Only two of the factory’s elite rollers are entrusted with producing these masterpieces. Due to the complexity of using so many tobaccos, a roller can only produce up to 75 per day.

The cigar is an impressive blend of ten different tobaccos: a Honduran wrapper grown in Trojes, a double binder and seven fillers of proprietary tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras.

While the smoke is medium bodied, the variety in the number of tobaccos creates remarkable complexity and full flavor. The palate includes notes of citrus, wood, dark fruit, and rich, toasty creaminess. Some earthy and peppery notes develop in the second half.

The amount of labor that goes into producing this exquisite ten-tobacco cigar is stunning. This limited cigar is a special treat that should be savored.

New to the Humidor: Romeo & Juliet 1875 Nicaraguan

New to the Humidor: Romeo & Juliet 1875 Nicaraguan

James & Sons has received its first shipment of the new Romeo & Juliet 1875 Nicaraguan cigars, a well-blended beauty produced by Nestor Andrés Plasencia’s fifth-generation tobacco company, which moved from Cuba after the 1959 revolution. Placencia produces a cigars for a large number or brands, including Alec Bradley, Casa Magna, Ghurka, Nestor, Padilla, and Rocky Patel, among others.

The Romeo & Juliet 1875 Nicaraguan is finely constructed, with tight, smooth seams and well-pressed veins. The Nicaraguan Romeo is beautifully presented in an attractive orange and white double band with gold lettering and comes in four sizes, including the Bully (5”x50), Toro (6”x50, Churchill (7”x52), and Magnum (6”x60).

The flavors start off with complexity, with rich notes of cedar, toasted wood, black pepper, and reoccurring creaminess. Some may detect a hint of pleasant earthiness or hay as well. The cigar never gets above medium bodied, so it will appeal to most smokers.

The draw is perfect and the cigar produces a good amount of smoke. The burn is somewhat wavy, but not requiring not requiring any relights, and the ash is firm.

Overall, this is one of the best recent releases from Romeo J Juliet and comes at an affordable price.

Cigar Edition of the Angel's Share Sampling Society

James & Sons Tobacconists is teaming up with 9 Maple Ave for the Angel's Share Sampling Society event on Tuesday, October 2nd starting at 7:00 pm. James & Sons will have fine cigars for purchase to be enjoyed at the bar while sampling a great selection of drinks selected by 9 Maple. For $35, attendees will sample the following:

The Irish Whiskey: Bank Note Blended 5 Year Old

The Single Malt Scotch: Kaiyo – Japanese Mizunara Oak

The Bourbon: Spring Hill

The Cocktail: Kentucky Turf – Made with Bourbon and Amaretto over ice, garnished with an Orange twist.

The Music: Dave Weckel Live

This is one of the two annual Angel's Share gatherings where you can legally enjoy a fine cigar in the bar. We hope to see you there!

Alec Bradley Cigar Event Friday, September 21

James & Sons Tobacconists will be hosting an special event featuring Alec Bradley cigars on Friday, September 21 from 5 pm to close. The event will feature special deals on all Alec Bradley cigars. Mr. John Troiano from Alec Bradley Cigars will be at the store to introduce customers their wide selection, including the following:

PRENSADO: The box-pressed Prensado series is blended with proprietary estate-grown Corojo tobacco from the Trojes region of Honduras. It is one of the few cigars in the world to earn the prestigious “Cigar of the Year” award from Cigar Aficionado magazine, which received a coveted score of 96 points, making it a classic.

PRENSADO LOST ART: One of our favorite releases of 2017, the cigar is made with a flawless, smooth, oily Honduran Corojo wrapper, double binders using Nicaragua and Honduras tobaccos, and fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. See James & Sons Smokes Notes story about this cigar here.

BLACK MARKET: A medium-to-full bodied cigar with Nicaraguan leaf for its wrapper and a flavorful Sumatran binder wrapped around fillers from small yield farms in Honduras and Panama.

BLACK MARKET ESTELI: A fine representation of some of the best Esteli, Nicaraguan tobaccos available, this cigar features Esteli-grown leaf in its wrapper, binder (blended with Honduran) and filler. It’s medium-to-full body is quite pleasing.

TEMPUS NICARAGUAN: The Tempus uses a Jalapa-grown wrapper, a double binder of Nicaraguan tobaccos that enhances the depth of the cigar, and full-bodied Ligero and Viso tobaccos grown in the three Nicaraguan regions of Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa.

POST EMBARGO: Made using premium Honduran tobacco for its wrapper and tobaccos grown in Honduras and Nicaraguan in the binder and filler. The cigar pays homage to cigar smokers exploring the tobaccos of different countries and regions after the American embargo of Cuban cigars.

James & Sons Tobacconists is located at 360 Broadway (corner of Phila Street; across from the historic Adelphi Hotel) in Saratoga Springs.

Ventura Cigars Event

Ventura Cigars Event

James & Sons Tobacconists is proud to host a cigar event on Friday, August 31st from 6 to 10 pm with Ventura Cigar. A representative from Ventura is joining us to share with customers about their impressive portfolio of premium boutique brands that include Archetype, Case Study, Psycho Seven, and Project 805. Whether you prefer mild, medium or full bodied smokes, Ventura has a boutique cigar that you will enjoy.

The event is a great opportunity to take advantage of savings on Ventura Cigar and to stock up your humidor.  James & Sons Tobacconists is located at 360 Broadway (corner of Phila Street across from the historic Adelphi Hotel)

Smoker with Tom Durkin & Terry Finley; Nat Sherman Cigar Event

JAMES & SONS TOBACCONISTS
cordially invites you and your guests to the

THOROUGHBRED RACING SMOKER SERIES
with guests

TOM DURKIN
Eclipse-Award Winning NYRA Race Caller (retired)
and
TERRY FINLEY
West Point Thoroughbreds President & CEO

Friday, August 17, 2018
7:00 to 8:00 pm

James & Sons Tobacconists
Black Diamond Club Cuban Lounge
360 Broadway, Second Floor, Saratoga Springs

Open to the public. The price of admission is purchasing any two cigars from our store’s walk-in humidor prior to the beginning of the event. Seating is limited and will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Messrs. Durkin and Finley will be sharing about their experiences in Thoroughbred horse racing and answering questions from attendees while everyone enjoys smoking their premium cigars.

Mr. Durkin was the NYRA race caller from 1990 to 2014 at Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct race courses, as well as NBC's broadcast race caller for the Triple Crown races from 1984 to 2010. He received the Eclipse Award of Merit in 2015, one of the highest honors in the Thoroughbred racing community.

Mr. Finley founded West Point Thoroughbreds in 1991, one of the most successful racing partnerships in the history of Thoroughbred racing. The company manages an equine portfolio of more than 70 horses and has over 500 investor partners. West Point's Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby in 2017. 

NAT SHERMAN CIGARS EVENT
Friday, August 17, 2018
6:00 to 10:00 pm

James & Sons Tobacconists
360 Broadway, First Floor, Saratoga Springs

Special deals will be available on  Nat Sherman cigars. A representative will join us to help customers find just the right cigar for their particular tastes.

Cigars and Horses With Dale Romans, Thoroughbred Trainer

JAMES & SONS TOBACCONISTS
cordially invites you to an event with

DALE ROMANS

Eclipse Award-Winning Thoroughbred Trainer
Monday, July 30, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm

James & Sons Tobacconists
Black Diamond Club Cuban Lounge
360 Broadway, Second Floor, Saratoga Springs

Open to the public. The price of admission is purchasing any two cigars from our store’s walk-in humidor prior to the beginning of the event. Seating is limited and will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mr. Romans will be sharing about his experiences in horse racing and answering questions from attendees. Some of Mr. Romans’ notable wins include 2011 Preakness Stakes with Shackleford, 2015 Travers Stakes with Keen Ice (upsetting triple crown winner American Pharoah at Saratoga), as well as winners of the Dubai World Cup and multiple Breeders’ Cup champions. In 2012 he was awarded the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer.

Oliva Cigar Event Friday, July 27

James & Sons Tobacconists is hosting an Oliva Cigars event on Friday, July 27th from 6 to 10 pm.  Stop by to learn more about the farming, blending, manufacturing and tasting notes of Oliva's wide selection of cigars, enabling every customer to find just the right cigar for their smoking preference. 

Oliva Cigars are widely recognized as some of the best in the world.  Oliva's Serie V Melanio was Cigar Aficionado's 2014 Cigar of the Year, a ranking which compared it against the greatest cigars from Cuba, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras and elsewhere.  Oliva routinely earns scores of 90+ from the best cigar magazines and blogs.
 
According to Cigar Aficionado, “The Oliva Cigar story began in the late 1800s, when Melanio Oliva started growing cigar tobacco in Cuba. His heirs carried on the family tradition in the fields, but it was his grandson Gilberto Oliva Sr. who began making cigars.”  Following the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Melanio’s grandson Gilberto Oliva Sr. fled to Spain before eventually relocating to Nicaragua where he returned to the cigar business.  It wasn’t until 1995 that that the Oliva Cigar brand was launched, which has experienced a great deal of success producing cigars using predominantly Nicaraguan tobaccos."

UPCOMING CIGARS STORE AND GALA SEASON EVENTS

UPCOMING CIGARS STORE AND GALA SEASON EVENTS

Mark your calendars! Track season starts Friday, July 20 and James & Sons Tobacconists has a full calendar of cigar events scheduled.  Events offer special savings on featured brands and provide attendees the opportunity to learn more from brand representatives about the farming, blending, manufacturing and tasting notes, enabling every customer to find just the right cigar for their smoking preference. We’ll also be selling cigars at some of the finest local fundraiser galas of the season.

Store Events (360 Broadway, Saratoga Springs unless otherwise noted)

  • Camacho – Friday, July 20
  • Abel Exposito – Saturday, July 21
  • Oliva – Friday, July 27
  • United – Friday, August 10
  • Nat Sherman – Friday, August 17
  • Ashton – Friday, August 24
  • Ashton – Saturday, August 25 at James & Sons Saratoga Race Course store
  • Ventura – Friday, August 31

Fundraiser Events

  • Saturday, July 21 – “The White Party” Gala for Saratoga Bridges at Saratoga National Golf Club (details)
  • Saturday, July 21 – Ballet Gala at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (details)
  • Tuesday, July 31 – Second Chance Sports Gala at National Museum of Dance (details)

We look forward to seeing you.

Blind Review of Ashton Symmetry

Blind Review of Ashton Symmetry

The Ashton Symmetry series was painstakingly perfected over a four-year period by master blender Carlos Fuente Jr., producer of the Arturo Fuente and OpusX brands.  Like all Ashton cigars, the production of the Symmetry series is overseen by the Fuente family at its factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  The Ashton Symmetry series was released in October 2014, the first addition to the Ashton portfolio in nearly a decade and the first to use Nicaraguan tobacco. 

The Symmetry series features a dark, silky Habano-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador, a Dominican binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.  The largest in the Ashton Symmetry series is the Prestige, a Churchill-sized cigar measuring 6¾” with a ring gauge of 49.  The Prestige is very well constructed with a smooth wrapper.  To the feel, the cigar is consistently just right, lacking any soft, spongy or overly-packed hard regions on the stick.  Before lighting, the wrapper smells of Spanish cedar and leather.

The Ashton Symmetry Prestige offers a medium flavor profile that is initially woody, leathery and a touch creamy, with some walnut in the background.  An inch into the smoke, the woody flavor remains with earthiness and a touch of roasted coffee.  Mid-way through, it has an earthy, mineral-like taste with some grassiness that leaves.  The taste finishes earthy and nutty, reminiscent of an autumn day with the smell of fallen crisp, dried tree leaves.

The cigar consistently burns evenly, without requiring any relighting or touching up.  The light gray ash drops off about every half inch.  The draw is perfect, producing a medium amount of smoke. 

The Ashton Symmetry series has consistently scored remarkably well on Cigar Aficionado’s 100-point scale.  The Robusto (5”x 50) scored “94” and was ranked in the magazine’s Top 10 Cigars of 2015, the Belicoso (5¼”x52) scored “93”, the Prism (5⅝”x 46) scored “86”, the Sublime (6”x 52) scored “90”, and the Prestige, the cigar reviewed above, scored “93” points.

In addition to the Symmetry Series, James & Sons Tobacconists currently stocks the Ashton Classic, Ashton Cabinet Selection, Ashton Virgin Sun Grown (VSG), and Ashton small cigars in pocket-size boxes.  Ashton’s other brands include San Cristobal and La Aroma De Cuba, both of which are available from James & Sons Tobacconists.

The review portion was a blind tasting completed without any information on the cigar, its tobaccos, or manufacturer.  The cigar was intentionally smoked slowly (two or three draws per minute) to avoid the burn getting overly hot and negatively affecting the taste and only water was consumed while smoking.

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UNITED CIGARS EVENT JUNE 22nd

UNITED CIGARS EVENT JUNE 22nd

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018
6:00 pm to Close


$10 gets you two cigars to sample (a $20 value).

A representative from United Cigars will be here to introduce customers to their line of fine hand-rolled stogies.

Great deals on all United Cigars, including $10 off of boxes and an additional 10% off of United purchases.
Special deals of $5 off are also available for all purchases of the popular Cigar Dog® apparel.

United Cigars brands include: ATABEY, Bandolero, Byron, Fleur de la Reine, Jose Dominquez, and La Gianna.

ATABEY cigars are produced in limited quantities by the “Selected Tobacco” factory in Costa Rica. The leaves of these cigars have many origins and are from caribbean and central America countries. These luxury cigars only can be bought in a few stores around the world which are certified by the manufacturer. We're proud to sell them at James & Sons Tobacconists.

BANDOLERO cigars are impeccably made with a consistent draw and even burn. They are spicy medium- to full-bodied smokes that deliver notes of cedar, leather, and citrus. The origin of the tobaccos used for Bandolero cigars are a tightly-held secret.

BYRON cigars are available in very limited quantities and are produced in a small factory in Costa Rica. Byron cigars sit in an aging room for period of 1 year (well beyond the usual average of 60 days), allowing the oils in the leaves to blend and form a more sophisticated, mature flavor. After aging, they are packaged in untra-luxurious porcelain jars, super elaborate humidors and state-of-the-art cigar humitubes.

FLEUR DE LA REINE cigars are both rich and bold. The blend consists of Honduran and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos surrounded by a Dominican binder. There are two wrappers available; Ecuadorian Sumatra is highlighted in Natural and it’s U.S.A. Connecticut Broadleaf in the Maduro version.

JOSE DOMINGUEZ Signature Series cigars uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over Dominican and Pennsylvania broadleaf tobaccos, while the maduro has a core of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos, wrapped in a Mexican San Andrés leaf. Manufactured at Magia Cubana factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

LA GIANNA Havana Natural offers a blend of Honduran tobacco’s making up all the filler and binder but surrounded by a golden U.S.A. Connecticut shade-grown wrapper. The Maduro is a "ramped up "version of the original blend that is complex and sweet with a ton of flavor.