Towards the end of 2020, Joya de Nicaragua and Cigar Dojo collaborated for the first time on a new cigar, the Joya Ninjaragua. The cigar was sold exclusively through Smoke Inn and came in unique triangular-shaped packs of 6.
"This was a well-performing cigar with a medium to full-bodied experience. This cigar smoked wonderfully construction and draw-wise, however, the variety of flavors exhibited in this cigar were a bit sparse and stuck mostly with the pretzel-like oak-like sweetness. Being fairly linear, this cigars profile will not distract from the medium and full-bodied cigar smokers as it provides plenty of flavor to keep you coming back for more." -John A. (Bostoneo)
Numero Uno was originally a cigar given exclusively to world leaders by Nicaraguan ambassadors. It was first released to the public in 2018 as an event only cigar, then to the broader public in 2019. Now in 2021, the company is bringing back the original two sizes as an annual release.
Joya de Nicaragua's Número Uno was originally given handed out to world leaders by Nicaraguan ambassadors on official missions. In 2019 it was made a regular production cigar and the company has added several sizes since then. The original release was L’Ambassadeur, a 6 5/8 x 44 Lancero, then the next year they added Le Premier a 6 7/8 x 48 Churchill. Now the company is adding Número Uno L'Attaché, a 5 1/2 x 42 Corona exclusively for Club de Amigos, Joya de Nicaragua’s top retailers. Número Uno is part of Joya de Nicaragua’s Obras Maestras line.
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"This cigar hit all the right notes for me. Flavors were spot on and bold. They worked so well together. These are the types of cigars I'm drawn to generally. This would definitely be a cigar I'd enjoy after a nice steak dinner. And it's definitely one I'd try again. Either as a fiver or as a box buy. " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
Joya de Nicaragua has announced a new line extension of their Clásico brand, called Clásico Medio Siglo. They are also updating the look of the original Clásico line. The story of the Clásico goes that in 1970, President Somoza of Nicaragua met President Nixon of the United States for dinner at the White House. Somoza was unaware that his country was making handrolled cigars. After the customary official dinner, Nixon had invited Somoza to retire to the Green Room, where - also as was customary - he invited the Nicaraguan to enjoy brandy and cigars with him. Nixon offered a box - and Somoza was astounded to see it was emblazoned with the brand Nicaragua Cigar Company. He was even more astounded when a smiling Nixon told him it was the official cigar of the White House. He enjoyed them so much that by the time his plane landed back home at Managua Airport, he already had a plan to be part of Nicaragua’s burgeoning cigar industry.
Joya De Nicaragua has announced the Antaño Gran Reserva GT20, a special version of its Antaño Gran Reserva line. The original Antaño goes back to 2001 when the cigar was once considered the strongest in the world, and set the path for Nicaraguan grown for years. The GT20 celebrates the 20th Anniversary of that release.
"I enjoyed this cigar. It felt solid, looked solid, and tasted great. Floral and roasted flavors I felt ran the show but a little pepper and citrus were in there enough to keep you interested." -Jake P. (Jake P.)