Juan Y Ramon Rothschild
Juan y Ramon cigars are handmade in the Dominican Republic with a distinctive four-leaf Dominican tobacco blend that presents a delicately subtle and mild flavor. Available in Connecticut Shade natural or the toothier broadleaf Maduro wrappers, packaged in bundles of 25 cigars, Juan y Ramon have become one of the best-selling bundle cigars we stock. If you want good quality and taste in a low-cost, everyday cigar Juan Y Ramon Rothschild cigars are worth a shot.
Best cigar ever??? No...but what do you want or expect at a dollar a stick in the bundle?! With that said... I LOVE this cigar! For the price I paid it is very good and I would recommend it. Burns good...tastes good....only complaint is that the wrapper seemed a little dry upon receiving it....but what can you really complain about at THIS price??? lol
As someone new to cigars, I got the 20 under 20 sampler to expand my tastes. The first cigar out of the bunch that I smoked was the Juan Y Ramon I believe the Maduro . Right off the bat, I must note that I didn t cut the cigar correctly, and so this led to a wobbly draw. I m also still learning how to properly light a cigar, so while this effected the burn, I don t think it effected the taste necessarily. I have 1 more Maduro, and a couple of naturals, so I ll try new things with these. When I got the cigar, it felt very firm to the squeeze. The ash held for a bit, about an inch and a half, maybe two, until finally falling to the ground. A more experienced smoker will know how to judge this, but I didn t take huge note of it though I did take note . The biggest draw back to this cigar, though, is the taste and consistency. When I first began smoking it, I noted a straight wood taste. It didn t even taste like there was any spice added. There was possibly a small amount of pepper, but I equated it with putting a tree in your mouth. Not only this, but the aftertaste tasted like nothing but plastic. As I got a little before the band, the taste morphed into the stale plastic that I had been tasting for a while previously. I wasn t even willing to get farther than the band as it was such a bad taste. I just put it out and hoped the others and other samplers I had purchased would prove better. If you are desperate for a smoke, these would be ok, but do avoid these any chance you get. If you re a beginner, like myself, I would actually say get one of these to know what a bad cigar tastes like.
A decent cigar for the price. I bought a few and used them to share at a party so I wouldn't have to bust out any Gurkha or Cohiba cigars. Smokes fast, mild smoke, but gives you big quick draws.