Dominican Twang

Cigar Review | Jajoreo Cigars

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the first offering from Jajoreo Cigars. The Jajoreo is a box-pressed Toro measuring 6 x 52. It retails for $10 and is rolled in the Rodriquez Olivan Factory in the Dominican Republic. A super oily Dominican Habano 2000 wrapper conceals a Honduran binder and Nicaraguan long-fillers. Construction appears very rustic.

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The wrapper produces a potent flowery chocolate aroma while I smell the same out of the foot. Once lit, my tongue is greeted with cinnamon and vanilla. Through the nose, there is sweet graham cracker and cinnamon. The finish displays white pepper and flowery earth.  

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Twenty-five minutes in, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up black pepper with Dominican twang and a distinct saltiness. Through the nose, vanilla blends with potpourri. The finish gives me black pepper with cocoa and earth. Both strength and body settle in at medium.

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The second third wraps up right at the one hour mark. I find cinnamon and spicy black pepper on the draw. On the retro-hale, brown sugar melts together with more vanilla and a hint of coffee. The finish sees no noticeable changes. Strength and body creep up the high side of medium.

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The final third ends at an hour and a half. This Jajoreo charges full steam ahead in the final third. Black pepper and Dominican twang dominate the draw. Through the nose, flowery earth and spicy cinnamon pair up. Bombs of black pepper blast me on the finish with notes of earth and cocoa. Strength and body finish out at medium-to-full.

The Jajoreo is a nice entry into the crowded cigar market. It didn’t blow me away, but it’s a good cigar. The pre-light and lit aroma is amazing on this thing, and it will immediately fill a room with huge clouds of aromatic smoke. Complexity was decent, and the flavors presented were enjoyable. Construction is spot on, though a bit rustic in appearance. I won’t rush out to buy a box, but I do recommend giving it a try.

Smoke on!


Cigar Review | Don Onell

In this review we do the Don Onell Torpedo and the video has a little bit of a twist! It’s like a cigar reviewer battle. The presenters have difference in opinion except for on its construction. The cigar performed well and comes in a robusto size as well as the Torpedo.

Don Onell Torpedo Construction:

Wrapper: Dominican Natural Habano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Fill: Dominican Republic

The cigar has a musty earthy aroma described like a library by Leander with Noah getting hints of raisin. The wrapper has a barnyard musty feel with some coffee. The draw is smooth and easy with a little red pepper on the tongue. The initial impression is musty earth charcoal red pepper cedar, molasses and citrus, but overall a red pepper. The cigar has decent smoke output and the finish is long. Both Leander and Noah do get the coffee flavor. Each reviewer had decent performance and medium strength, medium to full body.

The Don Onell Cigar is very well constructed getting a 5/5 by LeeMack912. Noah also commented that the construction was good, however, giving it an overall average rating. Each reviewer pointed out strengths and weaknesses of the cigar. For example, if you like a cigar with Dominican tobacco you will probably like it more than Noah did, because in the video he explained he wasn’t a fan of the “Dominican Twang”.

Ironically, Leander usually dislikes cigars with “Dominican Twang” and didn’t seem to have a problem with it.

The price of the cigar is from $5 to $7 and is good for those that like cigars that are all from the Dominican Republic.

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