Origin : Honduras (Raices Cubanas Factory)
Format : Gran Corona
Size : 5 5/8 x 46
Wrapper : Honduras Criollo '98*
Filler : Honduras & Nicaragua Ligero
Binder : Honduras Criollo '98*
Price : $8.50 MSRP
* Ocean State's website lists both the wrapper and binder as being Honduras Criollo '98, but the press release announcing the J. Grotto Series Reserve states that the wrapper and binder are Nicaragua Criollo '99 and '98, respectively.
J. Grotto Series Reserve is the latest release from Rhode Island's Ocean State Cigars, Inc. Ocean State is just two years old, and the J. Grotto Series Reserve is their second line, following the original J. Grotto Series. The Reserve comes in four sizes, 5 5/8 x 46, 5 x 52, 6 x 52 (with a pig tail cap), and 6 x 60. The tobacco used in the Reserve line is aged three years, and then the finished cigars are rested an additional three to four months before shipment. Ocean State claims that "the Reserve has power, but no spice."