Thursday, May 24, 2012


The weather has warmed dramatically in the last two months.  The days are hot, but the nights are often pleasant.  Between the warmer weather, and sharing with lots of new friends, I've actually gone through quite a few cigars lately.  Enough that I ordered some yesterday.

JRCigar has what they (probably honestly) claim is the largest selection of cigars in the world.  Many of them are very reasonably priced, and even nicer, they automatically deduct 10% off the price of a cigar order if it's being shipped to an APO or FPO.  I like to recognize the good guys, when I can, so I'm going to describe three cigars, ranging from really cheap to not-too-expensive, with links to those cigars at JR.

If you're looking for some good but inexpensive cigars, Maria Mancinis are a good bet.  The Magic Mountain can be had for as little as $2.40 a cigar, for an attractive, quality 6"x54 ring cigar. If you want to gift some, I have used the 8-count sampler for birthdays and special occasions for a few friends.  It's a whopping $.10 more a stick, but the cedar box makes a nice presentation. 

Moving up to an incredible cigar (my favorite, actually, though I don't smoke them often), the Romeo y Julietta Churchill is still only $3.50 a stick in the 4-pack.  This is a large, well-constructed cigar, and it's good for a nice long chat on the patio with friends on a weekend or holiday.  It's possible to pay more for a cigar, but I really don't think cigars get much better. 

On the other end of the spectrum, if you just want a cheap but pretty decent cigar for everyday smoking (or for friends who won't be able to tell the difference between good and excellent), a bundle of nicely sized Consuegras from the Dominical Republic can be had for about $1.30 a stick.  When you consider that this cigar is probably good for a minimum of 45 minutes, that's quite a bargain.


Old NFO said...

Good point on the Churchills!

J.R.Shirley said...

Oddly enough, they're more expensive in larger quantities!