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Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Announces Antaño Shut the Box Limited Edition

Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, Chairman of Joya de Nicaragua, has been a fan of the game Shut the Box since 2012. He learned of the game at a cigar shop, Havana Mix Shop in Memphis, TN, and was challenged to a game. Cuenca has a PhD in Economics and has always been fascinated with numbers and games with numbers. With this in mind, Joya de Nicaragua is releasing a box of Antaño cigars, designed to play this game, Antaño Shut the Box Limited Edition.

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Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Adds Le Premier Size to Número Uno

Joya de Nicaragua announced a new vitola in their Número Uno line: Le Premier, a 6 ⅞ x 48 Churchill. Número Uno began as a cigar only offered to World Leaders by Nicaraguan ambassadors, in 2018 a small amount of bundles were sold at Joya de Nicaragua events, and in 2019 the cigar saw a limited release to the world earning the #8 spot on our top 25 cigars of 2019 list. Número Uno is part of the Obras Maestras, or “Masterpieces” collection meaning Joya’s top of the line offerings.

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Cigar News: Joya De Nicaragua Announces Cuatro Cinco – Edición Asia

Over the past few years, Nicaraguan cigars, including Joya de Nicaragua have broken in to the Asian market and gained popularity. Now, Joya de Nicaragua has partnered with Hong Kong based Cigraal, Joya de Nicaragua’s exclusive distributor for China, Hong Kong, Macau and Vietnam, to launch an exclusive cigar for the Asian market, Cuatro Cinco – Edición Asia.

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Annual Flying Pig Release

Drew Estate announced today that their annual production of Flying Pig vitolas will be shipping in May. The cigars included in the release are the Liga Privada No. 9 and T52, Undercrown Maduro, Shade and Sun Grown, and Kentucky Fire Cured. The Flying Pig is one of the most popular vitolas in the company’s portfolio. It measures 100mm x 60 and it is based on a photograph of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size selection case. It is one of the most difficult vitolas to roll because of the size and pig-tail, so it requires specialized buncheros and rolleras at La Gran Fabrica in Esteli, Nicaragua.

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Shade Suprema Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Shade Suprema

“I feel the only downside to this cigar was the draw but because of how much flavor I got off cigar, it ended up not bothering me that much. I felt the second third was the best part of this cigar. Although it smoked fast, the flavor of slight pepper, salted pretzels and caramel was enjoyable. For a mild to medium cigar I though this was very flavorful. For me this would be a perfect cigar for a golf course.” -Jake P. (Jake P.)

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” Gets New Distribution/Price Cut

Drew Estate announced today that its line Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” would now be distributed exclusively by Pappy & Co. at www.pappyco.com. Previously, the cigar had been available at Drew Diplomat retailers in 5 vitolas, now there will only be two: Robusto Grande (5.5 x 54) MSRP $140.00 per box, and Toro (6 x 50) MSRP $150.00 per box. Both come in boxes of 10. Pricing for those two sizes is significantly less than before with the Robusto Grande previously selling for $216, and the Toro selling for $236.

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Blind Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua | Cinco Décadas Fundador Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua | Cinco Décadas Fundador

“This was a very good cigar with excellent burn and flavor transitions. I would definitely smoke this one again. At first, I thought this was going to be a quick smoke, however, it continued to burn well beyond what I expected. Pair with coffee, English Brown or Lightly pleated Scotch. ” -James H. (Keikan Jim)

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