My favorite cigar brand is Joya De Nicaragua. These are quite as good as the Antano s, but are still quite nice for the price. I would buy again.
I really enjoyed these sticks. Great fully body smokes and awesome flavors. I look forward to my next order.
Just plain delicious. This size is excellent for a winter smoke. Glad Famous had this vitola made for them.
Quickly becoming a go to. I think this and the gordo grande are my favorite vitolas so far of this smoke. Solid medium full cigar with dessert-like flavors.
I bought these to try and I keep reaching for these to smoke. Had to buy more because I m running out of them.
Dunbarton has hit the spot again with Mi Querida, burns nicely and tastes fantastic.
The Merculess is a strong, bold, full flavor, spicy cigar. Yet it retains that JDN trademark flavor you will find in an antano 1970.I have a loy of different big smokes, including some of my favorites from AJF. I always smoke these last... and they deliver more bold and spicy than the AJ’s IMHO.
I was given this cigar by a Grindstone buddy. I LOVE Joya cigars and the unique flavors they always seem to have. This cigar was a treat. The burn was absolutely PERFECT! The construction was so much better than a lot of the super premiums I smoke. I just bought 2 boxes . I am going to lay 1 down for a couple years if I can stay out of it. I see great things coming form this line! and for $2 a stick I am totally, totally blown away! I gave the draw a 60 but I just think they are young. I think this will change as time and age improves this cigar. Do yourself a favor. But a couple boxes!
Smooth earthy woody & light pepper
Received my first Merciless in https://www.famous-smoke.com/best+of+full+bodied+sampler+cigars/item+49145, I bought a few five packs a couple days later. I gave the burn a slightly lower rating because I ve had some slight canoeing but that s probably bad lighting on my part.These sticks don t look anything out of the ordinary, but a good looking cigar. No insane tobacco veins, wrapper lines easy to see but I don t think that s a big deal. No visible construction flaws but the cap is small enough that a novice may cut too much but not an issue for a punch.The no way the appearance prepares you for that spicy punch in the nose I got from the first third. A pepper bomb in the first third that mellowed out as the smoke went on. Great flavor!The burn produced good smoke, the draw was easy and smooth, and the burn was very good producing a nice burn line where I did light it well .A well constructed cigar, no wrapper problems, didn t have to relight it or constantly tend to it. This was my cigar find of the year. And when Famous was selling them at $12.95 per five pack I bought a few. Recommended to friends too.
This cigar is a wonderful value. It smokes better than a lot of cigars that cost twice as much. I have enjoyed several and found this to taste better than the JDN Antano series. While the body is not quite as full and the pepper not as sharp, the balance of the flavors was better, and even had some minor transitions . This is definitely a no maintenance cigar. Good construction, great flavor, just enough body to keep you interested til the next puff. It finished cool with a lingering spice, excellent finish to compliment your day, without denting your wallet.
Received a free sample with an order from FS. I let it rest in the humidor for two to three weeks then pulled it out last night and fired it up. The wrapper was dark and oily, just a beautiful cigar. It was mild, smooth and delicious right from the beginning, taste of wood, leather and cream. Lots of smoke, great draw and OK burn. The wrapper had a couple of splitting and flaking issues during the smoke but it did not cause any major interference but did cause a little uneven burning. Began showing a little spice at the final quarter but by then it was time to put it down. I will not hesitate to pick up a few more when I can find them on sale to keep in the humidor to enjoy and share with friends.