Friend gave me a Don Diego Monarch as a gift before I left Italy... it was spectacular. I'd only smoked their Playboy cigars before. It doesn't look like JR carries Monarchs. Any other Monarch fans here? Where do you order from?
Annnnd... if anyone wants to recommend other cigars for a newb who just knows he likes Don Diego so far, I am open to suggestions!
Never had a Monarch, so cant help you there. As far as good maduro's, Rocky Patel Edge Tor Maduros are good for the price, and seem very consistent. The Camacho Triple Maduro is also very tasty, but kinda pricey at around $11 a piece. A.J. Fernandez San Lotano Maduro Toro is also a good one for around $6 each.