Fans of premium-quality San AndrÃ©s wrapper leaf are gonna want to check out, Black Abyss, a brand-new handrolled premium cigar crafted by JosÃ© â€œJochyâ€ Blanco, the guy who grows the leaf for a bunch of Boutique Blends cigar brands, including Aging Room and Swag, both of which have collected tons of high ratings in cigar magazines (the Aging Room Quattro F55 Concerto took second place in Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 of 2013). Anyway…
Black Abyss is handmade at Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican Republic and, while it is full bodied, itâ€™s cleverly designed for not just smokers of super-strong cigars. Itâ€™s got that big, rich, bold flavor often associated with a San AndrÃ©s wrapper and it does contain some potent ligero leaf, but along with the blendâ€™s hearty, zesty notes of dark coffee, this cigar begins and ends with a sweetness while a smooth creaminess remains throughout, making it a great choice for medium-bodied cigar fans who want to step it up in strength.
Black Abyssâ€™s construction is top-notch, as evidenced by its extremely even burn and draw, which are made even better by an exceptionally appealing aroma.
Jochy Blancoâ€™s Black Abyss is made in four sizes (each featuring a somewhat sinister name: Banshee, Cerberus, Hydra, and Wraith) packed in boxes of 20 cigars. If all thatâ€™s piqued your interest, youâ€™ll be glad to know that Black Abyss cigars are also pretty reasonably priced. Starting in July, youâ€™ll find them exclusively at JR Cigar.
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