We always try to make a point to stop by and talk with Jesus Fuego for a while. This year he got started by telling us that everything they produce is now made at the factory they opened up last year. Which includes the reintroduced Gran Reserva, which is the first cigar they ever released, but hasn’t been made for 5 years. (Also a cigar that made a number of my top ten lists back in the day.) Jesus tells us that the blend and tobacco sources are still the same as before, and that the youngest tobacco, the wrapper, is 6 years old. And because its made at their factory, the price is actually better now than it was 11 years ago. Expect to pay between $7.75 to $9.50 per stick plus applicable local taxes and fees.
The 777 Zero has had package and blend tweaks. Expect the new ones to be a little fuller than before, kicked up a notch but not quite full-bodied. We also take at the new trays for the ever-popular Originals lines and the 777 Maduro Silver.