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:
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.
The cigar is made at the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras.
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder (Double): Criollo 98, Indonesian
Filler: Honduran Trojes, Nicaraguan Jalapa
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.
Gran Robusto: 5 x 52
Gordo: 6 x 60
Gran Toro: 6 x 52
Churchill: 7 x 50