November 19, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) — JM Tobacco, Inc., has announced a price increase on their complete lineup of JM’s Dominican premium cigars, effective immediately.  Pricing on all other JM products remains unaffected.

Company president Anto Mahroukian, states, “This is the first increase by JM Tobacco since January, 2011.  At less than 5%, it is modest, especially in light of today’s accelerating inflationary pressures.”

JM’s Dominicans are the core product line for the company, and were among the first value-priced , 100% select tobacco hand-made cigars on the market, being launched in 1999.  Following the original Sumatran-wrapped JM’s Dominican, wrapper selections grew to include Connecticut Shade, (Connecticut Broadleaf) Maduro, Corojo, Honey (sweetened and flavored), and It’s a Boy/Girl cigars.  The brand is available in eight shapes, in all four wrappers.  The blends for all the cigars consist of Dominican-grown, aged Cuban-seed tobaccos.  All other details of the JM’s Dominican line remain the same, including box count and the box art’s familiar iconic color schemes.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.