Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Co. – Jordan Alexander III Corojo
Howdy, folks! I hope everyone is having a very relaxed, cigar filled Easter weekend. I am so glad to be back home in El Paso celebrating Resurrection Sunday with my family and friends. I am also glad to be back here with a full, weekend review. A rare treat at Casas Fumando. Today, I will be reviewing the Jordan Alexander III Corojo by Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Co.
According to the company’s website:
The story of Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company begins with family and friendship. We found a deep passion in the stories and lifestyle that a simple smoke brought to us. Inspired by this passion, we began a venture to build a legend.
Officially being launched to the public in 2013, the Jordan Alexander III brand is built upon that passion that we found within every cigar. Using unique blend patterns, a variety of tobaccos, and launching creative styles, the Jordan Alexander III lines are meant to start a conversation and infuse the smoker with that same deep passion.
Using only the best, hand selected tobaccos, along with a strong focus on hand-rolling, the Jordan Alexander III cigars are created in small production, allowing for a very meticulous method of insuring quality in each cigar.
Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Co. maintains a narrow profile consisting of two brands, the Jordan Alexander III Corojo and The Legend Corojo. The JA3 Corojo offers a medium to full body experience, while the The Legend Corojo is marketed as a mild-medium bodied smoke.
Produced by Quesada Cigars in the Dominican Republic, the Jordan Alexander III Corojo is available in four vitolas: Robusto (5 1/2 by 54), Toro (6 by 52), Belicoso (6 by 52), and Double Toro (6 by 60). Other than the Belicoso, all other vitolas feature a pigtail cap and closed foot.
Samples Provided by Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Co.
Size: 6 by 52
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Smoke Time: 1 Hour and 45 Minutes
I really love the extra features that the Jordan Alexander III Corojo offers with its unfinished foot and swirled pig-tail cap. The Corojo wrapper leaf is medium to dark brown in color with its fair share of veins and bumps. The aroma off the wrapper is mild with some cedar, cinnamon, and mocha.
Since the foot is unfinished, I pick up similar notes to the wrapper. Upon clipping the nicely done pig-tail cap, I find lots of rich potpourri spices and cedar notes on the cold draw. The draw is firmer that preferred, but I expect it will open up once lit.
At first light, sour notes, along with wet earth and wood notes, come forth. With the smoke production and draw lacking, I take another cut, but do not find much relief. At the half inch point, the sour notes fade and dry-pencil shavings enter with some earthy notes, a faint dark fruit sweetness, and dark chocolate on the finish of the smoke. The burn-line is thick and wavy, but no touch-up required thus far.
As I arrive in the second third, the earth has become the most dominating flavor, followed by the dry cedar, and black pepper. The black pepper is medium in flavor but very mild in spice. I am finding an almost peaty, scotch-type of smoky flavor and finally beginning to feel a nicotine kick in my gut as I close out the middle third.
The earthy notes continue to hold strong and a sweetness is coming and going. There may be some oak in the mix too but I can’t quite put my finger on it. The dryness of the finish and the flavor profile reminds me of a dry red wine with just a touch of sweetness. The burn has become real sloppy at this point, but the smoke production is rocking and the draw has completely opened up.
The Jordan Alexander III Corojo delivered a flavor and strength profile not typically thought of when Dominican cigars are mentioned. Full flavors and a medium-full body characterized this Quesada made cigar. There where some change-ups noted with dry cedar highlighting the first third, while deep earth notes were showcased in the second and final third of the cigar. In the performance department, the JA3 Corojo performed decently beginning with a draw that was stiff but opened up in the final third and a wavy burn throughout the entire cigar, but not at all problematic. Based on my experience with the two samples, this is a stick I would pick-up again and maybe even grab a couple to visit down the road.