A fifth size is coming to Ocean State Cigars’ J. Grotto Anniversary line. Today the company announced the addition new 5 1/2 x 54 box-press J. Grotto Anniversary Double Robusto.

The J. Grotto Anniversary line made its debut in 2014. It introduced a maduro offering into the company’s portfolio. The J. Grotto Anniversary was the first collaboration owner Paul Joyal did with Phil Zanghi of Debonaire House and the Reyes family.

Like the rest of  vitolas in the line, the blend of the J. Grotto Anniversary Double Robusto features a naturally fermented Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, a Dominican grown Habano wrapper, and a combination of Dominican and Central American tobaccos in the filler. The tobaccos are all aged at least three years and the finished cigars rest another four months.


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The J. Grotto Anniversary Double Robusto will be available in ten count boxes with pricing at $8.50 per cigar.

For Paul Joyal, the J. Grotto Anniversary line holds significance to several milestones in his family that occurred in 2014. It marked the 30th wedding anniversary of Joyal and his wife. It also marked the 65th anniversary of Joyal’s parents. On the box, gold medallions bear the initials of several of the family members.

At a glance, here is a look at the J. Grotto Anniversary line:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican Habano
Filler: Dominican and Other Central American Tobaccos
Country of Origin:: Dominican Republic

Vitolas Available

Double Robusto: 5 1/2 x 54 (Box Pressed)
L458: 4 x 58
T650: 6 x 50
P555: 5 x 55 (Perfecto)
E660: 6 x 60