â€œFor years,â€ reports Anto Mahroukian, president of JM Tobacco, â€œour JMâ€™s premium cigars have included 5.5″ x 62 Gordo and 6.75″ x 62 Gordo Grande shapes.Â Now, with smokers moving to large ring-gauge shapes, weâ€™re offering our newÂ Gordito, a short, fat 4″ x 62.Â Gordito has joined all four existing lines of JMâ€™s Dominicans … Connecticut Shade, Corojo, Sumatra and (Connecticut broadleaf) Maduro.Â We feel this new shape will gain a following, because it delivers a 30- to-45-minute smoke that is filled with the same rich, complex flavors as our other shapes … like a Robusto, but with the extra- full flavor of a large ring-gauge cigar.â€
Gorditoâ€™s tobaccos are the same as those of the existing shapes in the four lines, with 100% fully aged, Cuban-seed strains, grown in the Dominican Republic.Â The cigarâ€™s flavor profile and medium body â€¦ like the other JMâ€™s Dominicans â€¦ are tailored to suit all smoking tastes.
The cigars come 24 to a box, in the same color schemes as the familiar JMâ€™s Dominican offerings, with box art in color combinations that identify the blends.Â MSRP for the Gordito will be announced at press time, and the first shipment will be made by JM Tobacco, in all four blends.
â€œThis shape has always been my personal favorite,â€ explains Mahroukian, â€œso we added it to our JMâ€™s Dominican portfolio.Â Its generous 62-ring cross-section delivers a rich volume ofÂ smoke, but our selection of tobaccos tempers the power.Â Combined with its 4″ length, Gordito rewards the smoker with plenty of satisfaction in a short duration smoke.â€
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