J Grotto Series Reserve Gran Corona

Paul Joyal, owner of Ocean State Cigars, introduced the J Grotto Series Reserve line to complement their well received J Grotto Series line of cigars.  Blended to be a more robust flavor profile and higher in strength, the cigar was met with great success.  The cigars use tobaccos that have been aged for 3 years and, after being rolled, are aged another 4 months.  They do this to allow the tobaccos to rest with each other which helps the blend smooth out.  While being a guest on the StogieGeeks.com podcast, Stogie Santa asked me if I had ever tried it, which I hadn’t.  He graciously sent me some samples to try out.  I had heard a good bit of buzz on Twitter about it already and was anxious to try it.  I finally got around to doing a formal review of it, thankfully.  The cigar wasn’t over complex.  It  had flavors of cedar, buttery nuts, spice with a nice creamy, sweetness.  The strength was medium and the cigar has a nice long finish.  I thoroughly enjoyed the flavors and consider it box worthy.  Check out my video review for further details.

Name
Size
6 x 60
6 x 60
Gran Corona
5 5/8 x 46
Gran Robusto
5 x 52
Gran Toro Pig Tail
6 x 52

 

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