There’s good news on the horizon for Jacksonville’s more discerning cigar aficionados. Downtown Cigar Lounge, in collaboration with the Royal Gold Cigars division of Swisher International, is pleased to announce the release of a new line of cigars designed to capture the unique, bold flavors of the Bold City.
The brand-new Main Street cigar line was custom-designed to capture the essence of Jacksonville’s thriving Downtown district, and will be available in two distinct styles. The Robusto is a stout, traditional-style cigar packed with flavor. The smooth, medium-bodied taste is perfect for long-time cigar smokers and first-timers alike. A longer, larger option called the Torpedo is also available for the true cigar enthusiast. Both styles are hand-rolled in the Dominican Republic using high-quality Dominican binders and fillers. An Ecuadorian Habano wrapper holds the whole thing together and adds an extra layer of depth to the flavor profile.
Inspired by Jacksonville’s rapidly-growing craft brew scene, Downtown Cigar Lounge’s chief tobacconist Troy McNair set out to create a line that represents the bold character and laid-back lifestyle that exemplify Downtown living.
“If you go to any major city, not only do they have their staple cigar lounges, but they all have their signature blends. I wanted to give Jacksonville that same experience. So anyone can come through, relax, and take a bit of the ‘Bold City’ with them.”
Main Street cigars are currently available at the Downtown Cigar Lounge, conveniently located in the heart of The Elbow. Individual cigars range from $7-$10, with box prices starting at $180. For those of you stuck somewhere else but missing that unique Jacksonville flavor, online sales will begin this fall.
This is the beginning of big things for Jacksonville’s local tobacco scene. Troy McNair is already hard at work on a new line called the Ultra Infused Cigars Collection. Inspired by old-style Vegas cool mixed with a Florida tropical vibe, the line will features notes of pineapple, coconut, peach, and amaretto. Be on the lookout for those, as well as more unique cigars, hookah, apparel, and magazines all designed for Jacksonville’s most discerning smokers.
Head on down to The Elbow and enjoy a taste of Jacksonville with your feet kicked up at one of Downtown’s most inviting and laid-back locations, and keep your eyes peeled for more exciting breakthroughs in local tobacco innovation.
Downtown Cigar Lounge is located at 11 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Photos by Luis Rivera