Los Angeles, January 5, 2011 – Among both the connoisseurs and the penny-punchers, the JM's Dominican line has long been one of the open secrets of the U.S. cigar market: a quality cigar at an everyday price. Now this versatile line has a fourth wrapper option: Corojo.
The new Dominican-grown Corojo-wrapped blend joins the Connecticut Shade, Sumatra and Connecticut Broadleaf maduro editions to give smokers looking for a value-priced gem even more choices.
The new Corojo is made at the JM Tobacco Co. factory in Santiago and utilizes a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and medium-fill Dominican-grown filler leaves for a delicate and naturally sweet-tasting cigar. In development for several months, the Corojo was introduced "to bring something new to our loyal customers, who have made JM's Dominican cigars so successful" said JM's president Anto Mahroukian.
As with the other styles, the JM's Dominican Corojo is offered in boxes of 50 cigars in all eight shapes, up to the 6 1/2-inch by 62-ring Gordo Grande. And with retail prices ranging from $1.20 for the tiny Petit up to a modest $4.38 - including the Federal SCHIP taxes - for the Gordo Grande, it's a very affordable line.
As to quality, the JM's Dominican line starred in our 2006 tasting, earning an "A" - Exceptional grade (now 4 1/2 stars in our current grading) for both the Connecticut and Sumatra-wrapped versions. Pretty good for a line where the 6 3/4-inch by 50-ring Churchill retails today for $2.60! ~ Rich Perelman