A new Petit Corona is the first line extension for the J. Grotto Silk boutique premium cigar from Paul Joyal’s Ocean State Cigars. The 4-1/4″ x 41 Petit Corona is a departure from the extra-ring gauge Robusto (5″ x 52), Gran Toro (6″ x 52), Churchill (7″ x 50), and commanding Gordo (6″ x 60). The Gordo in particular has found favor with the new breed of cigar smokers who enjoy the shape’s long-duration, billowing smoke.
The Petit Corona, like the other Silk cigars, is so named for its lustrous sheen and delicate texture. It features the same blend as the original Silk offerings, with minimal tuning. A Honduran and Nicaraguan filler is doubly-bound in Indonesian and Honduran-grown Criollo 98 leaves. The cigar is then given its tactile and cosmetic silken finish … an Ecuadorian shade-grown Connecticut-seed wrapper. The four-nation blend’s tobaccos are factory-aged a full three years, and the finished cigars rest another eight months in Ocean State’s climate-controlled humidor. Joyal notes, “The Silk line greets the smoker with its delicate flavor and subtle fragrances, typical of Connecticut Shade cigars. But it soon bursts into an unexpected fullness of lush flavor and body. Add the even progression of the razor-thin burn zone, plus the tactile and cosmetic appeal of the silky-smooth wrapper, and you have a superlative smoke.”
The Petit Corona is individually cellophane-wrapped and presented in 20-count high-quality Spanish cedar boxes. The elegant graphics and striking colors distinguish it as part of the J. Grotto brand. The J. Grotto Silk Petit Corona is now available from Ocean State Cigars at $5.99 MSRP.