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 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.
"This was a good cigar that offered some good sweet notes of cherries and chocolate. Nothing fancy or overly complex. Just straight-forward flavors. It would make for a nice after-dinner cigar, paired with a moderate proofed bourbon or rye. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Drew Estate is re-branding and relaunching its value-oriented Nica Rustica brand. The original brand intent was a tribute to the people of Estelí, Nicaragua and this new packaging and artwork reinforces that. The new artwork was hand painted by Subculture Studios’ lead artist Richard “Dog” Diaz, and celebrates La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate and the good people who live there.
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"This was a great cigar! I really enjoyed the 1st third the best, but the rest was a very enjoyable experience as well. I got a lot of sweetness when the lighter wrapper showed up with floral and vegetal notes. When the darker wrapper came around I was picking up nuts, bread, spice, and cinnamon. This was a great cigar. The size was perfect as well.....what is this, and do I have room for a box???" -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"To me… this was a super straightforward smoke, not deviating much at all from its primary profile of medium-bodied smoky, earthy, and graphite notes. Coupled with the seven-inch length, it made for an experience that was simply linear and a bit boring at times. Coupled with subpar construction, this caused the burn and draw issues as well. Unfortunately, I cannot see myself reaching for another one of these cigars." -John A. (Bostoneo