On Episode 92 of Stogie Geeks, our own Stogie Santa broke news on a couple of new projects by Ocean State Cigars. The first will be a lancero line extension to the J. Grotto Silk line while the second will be a new line called the J. Grotto Anniversary.
The J. Grotto Silk line was introduced back in 2012. It contains an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a double binder featuring Criollo 98 and Indonsesian tobacco as well as filler from Trojes, Honduras and Jalapa, Nicaragua. The J. Grotto Silk Lancero becomes the fifth size available in this line and will measure 7 1/2 x 40. It is expected to be released prior to the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas. The J. Grotto Silk Lancero was released based on consumer demand and feedback.
The J. Grotto Anniversary series will feature a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper – a first for Ocean State Cigars. It will be released in four sizes, and one will be a perfecto. This cigar will be launched at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show. This becomes the fourth line by Ocean State Cigars joining the J. Grotto Silk, the J. Grotto, and the J. Grotto Reserva.
Ocean State Cigars was founded by Paul Joyal. Joyal is the owner Mr. J’s Havana Shop in West Warwick, RI. Ocean State Cigars are available in retail shops nationwide. Ocean State Cigars / Mr. J’s Havana Shop is a sponsor of Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks. A year prior to the Cigar Coop merger with Stogie Geeks, Ocean State Cigars was one of the 2012 Cigar Coop Five Boutiques to Watch.