At the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show, Ocean State Cigars unveiled a line extension to its J. Grotto Silk line – the J. Grotto Silk Lancero.  Back in April, we broke news on Stogie Geeks announcing what would become the fifth vitola in the J. Grotto Silk line.

The J. Grotto Silk line made its debut back in 2012.  This line would add an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapped multi-national blend into owner Paul Joyal’s portfolio.  Back when the Silk line was launched, Joyal provided some context in terms of how he came up with the name:

“I was test-smoking samples for our new J. Grotto Connecticut boutique cigar, the latest addition to our two previous cigars in the line. “Suddenly, the word ‘Silk’ came to mind.  I realized it was the perfect name to describe this cigar … the wrapper’s silky smooth feel and appearance, along with its flavor … fragrant and delicate, but with a surprising fullness of lush flavor nuances.”

The J. Grotto Silk Lancero becomes the second lancero launched by Ocean State Cigars. Back in 2012, Joyal launched the J. Grotto Reserva Lancero.  Originally launched as a limited release, the Reserva Lancero has since been moved to regular production.

Ocean State Cigars has also launched a new Connecticut Broadleaf called the J. Grotto Anniversary.

Blend Profile

The cigar is made at the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras.

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder (Double): Criollo 98, Indonesian
Filler: Honduran Trojes, Nicaraguan Jalapa

Vitolas Available

The J. Grotto Silk comes now has five frontmarks.  The Silk Lancero has a SRP of $7.99 per cigar.  While the other sizes of the Silk line come in 20 count boxes, the Silk Lancero comes in boxes o 10.

Lancero: 7 1/2 x 40
Gran Robusto: 5 x 52
Gordo: 6 x 60
Gran Toro: 6 x 52
Churchill: 7 x 50