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Thursday, November 7, 2013

RyJ by Romeo y Julieta – Taste the magic of Nicaragua.

RyJ– Taste the magic of Nicaragua.

Altadis USA continues with its renaissance and takes another step forward to capture the heritage, luxury and passion of Romeo y Julieta with its new RyJ by Romeo y Julieta – a new 100% Nicaraguan blend.

Full bodied, rich and spicy, the Nicaraguan made cigar features a special wrapper cultivated and grown exclusively for RyJ.  With a sophisticated double binder which marries rich leaves from EstelĂ­ and Jalapa  with aged filler tobaccos grown in Esteli, Jalapa and La Mia, the new RyJ is complex, deeply aromatic and wonderfully robust. 

RyJ by Romeo y Julieta is launched in three front marks:
- Piramide – 52x6 1/8”
-Toro – 52x6”
-Bully Grande 54x5”

Country of Manufacture: Honduras

Boxes of 20 and ranging from $8.00 to $8.75.

We hope you all enjoy our new cigar – R y J – a new 100% pure Nicaraguan puro!

Best regards,

Jose M. Fernandez-Daza
Premium Cigars USA
Altadis U.S.A. Inc. | An Imperial Tobacco Group Company
5900 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Office(+1 954) 772-9000 x 2025
Cell  (954) 235 9814

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Alec Bradley Fine & Rare Video Review

Size: 6 X 52

Wrapper: Honduran

Binder: Honduran / Nicaraguan

Filler: Seven different leaves and it's a secret.

Video Review

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Kristoff Galerones Intensivo 660

Size: 6 X 60

Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan Cuban Seed

Filler: Nicaraguan Cuban Seed, Dominican Cuban Seed and Honduran Cuban Seed.

Intensivo is Kristoff’s first box press cigar and full of flavor. The Galerones is a much anticipated new line by Glen Case and will be well received by fans and cigar smokers alike. I smoked the Galerones Sentido a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it. This is the second cigar of this new line that I am smoking and reviewing at ShamLux Cigar lounge in Granada Hills, CA. ShamLux is a great cigar lounge.

This box pressed stick is a well constructed, chocolate brown, minimally veined cigar. It is double banded with Kristoff Galerones Series on a large band of red, black and gold and Intesivo on a smaller band with the same colors. I smelled a floral and earthy scent from the foot and barnyard from the stick. After clipping the cap with my Lamborghini Les Mans cutter, I took a dry draw of spice and floral notes. The draw was smooth and open. I toasted the foot with a single torch Forza and hints of cedar and cocoa was what I tasted in the first few draws of full creamy smoke. The grey dense ash falls before the first third and the burn line is almost even. Notes of nuts, white pepper and honey are the flavors I detected in the first third.

The second third and a saltiness adds to the flavors on my palate with sweetness and coffee notes. The burn continues to be almost even and the ash holds it's form and doesn't fall. Full creamy smoke continues to pump out. The bands come off without incident of tearing. No cracks or defects underneath. My only minor complaint is about the larger band. It was too close to the end and my lips were constantly feeling it.

The last third and the smoke remained full and creamy and the burn line is even. White pepper and a sweetness round off the last part of this cigar.

Another great cigar from Glen Case and a Cigar Assessor Approved Cigar. I smoked this cigar until my fingers couldn't hold it anymore. These cigars are just arriving in stores. If you see them grab a few. You'll be glad you did. - November 2, 2013

Video Review

ShamLux Cigar Lounge
 17529 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344