John Thomas From D.R. Wholesale – a United Nations Cigar

John Thomas
D.R. Wholesale Cigars from Orlando Florida showcased several cigars at the annual IPCPR held in New Orleans in 2015 and provided me with a sample of their John Thomas (JT) brand. I found very little information on D.R. Wholesale. However, the JT cigar was a 7 X 60 handful with an Habano wrapper around an Ecuadorain binder and filler from Honduras, Mexico and Panama and Nicaragua. I consider the JT an “United Nations” since it uses tobaccos from so many countries. This cigar stayed fresh in my humidor after 7 months.
The JT had a mild beginning with a very good draw. The flavor started with some sweetness around a leathery flavor. In about 5 minutes, nutmeg and dried fruit drifted in and out. The flavor strength increased past the middle of the cigar. The smoke volume was a bit above average, the burn line remained fairly even and the ash was acceptable.
I enjoyed the JT for the 1 hour and 45 minutes it took to smoke it – a relatively long lasting cigar. The SRP range provided to me at the IPCPR for JT was $12 to $18 each and I suspect the 7 X 60 is at the upper end of the range. At this price level my overall rating is reduced a slightly above average 3.5 out of 5. Contact D.R. Wholesale Cigars to order some or find where they are sold.

Cigar Info

  • Cigar Name: John Thomas
  • Brand: D.R. Wholesale
  • Size: 7 X 60
  • Wrapper: Habano
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Panama
  • Smoking Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Source: Manufacturer/Distributor
  • Price: $15-$18

Cigar Ratings

  • Overall: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Construction: 3.5
  • Flavor: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5

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