One of the best parts of smoking blind is working on identifying tobacco flavors from different countries. And while this isn't the first Honduran made cigar, it is the first cigar using 100% Honduran tobacco! With Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua providing most of our cigars, along with lesser-known "exciting" tobacco countries emerging like Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, etc, Honduras is often the forgotten producer of really great tobacco. JRE are the initials of the founder, cigar master blender and tobacco grower Julio R. Eiroa. Eiroa was born in the Pinar del Rio region of Cuba famous for growing some of the world's best tobacco. Like so many others, he fled during the revolution and landed in Florida. One particularly wild fun fact about Eiroa is that a few years later he participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion. He eventually arrived in Honduras and began working with the Oliva Tobacco family, and even a plane crash that left him unable to walk did not stop him from acquiring the Camacho brand in 1995, turning it into a Honduran company. It wasn't long before Camacho was a (cigar) household name, with massively successful lines like the Triple Maduro. Years later Camacho was acquired by Davidoff and in 2016 he started again, this time with Aladino. That was obviously a very brief summary of a life well-lived, but it all adds up to 60 years in the tobacco business for Eiroa. This rich, decadent cigar is a result of that effort.