In 2018, Joya de Nicaragua celebrated its 50th anniversary and a special limited edition cigar, Cinco Decadas. Cinco Decadas pays homage to the people who shaped the company, and the Nicaraguan cigar industry. In every year since, Joya de Nicaragua has released a new size of Cinco Decadas. Now, in 2021 they have announced that they are bringing back all of the original sizes annually indefinitely in a limited form. Cinco Decadas edition will be featured during Freestyle Live: Special Edition on May 6, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern on Drew Estate’s Facebook page facebook.com/drewestatecigar.
The name of each size comes from a milestone or individual. Diadema (6 x 54, Perfecto) was the first shape ever made at the factory. El General (7 x 50, Churchill) represents one of the pioneers of tobacco in Nicaragua. El Fundador (6 x 54, Toro) was introduced in 2019 as a tribute to the founders of Joya de Nicaragua.
As we have always said, this is the best cigar that comes out of Joya de Nicaragua’s factory in Estelí. That is why we pay so much attention in guaranteeing that every annual batch has the same quality level as the first one we sold in 2018. This year, global demand of cigars is surging, however, we remain true to ourselves, and we are selling the number of cigars that can be rolled with the Cinco Decadas standards.
The 2021 Cinco Decadas limited releases will be available beginning in July and only 600 boxes each of the Diadema, El General and El Fundador vitolas were made. These cigars will be sold exclusively to Drew Diplomat Program participants in the United States. MSRPs for the cigars are: Diadema $20.40/cigar; El General $19.50/cigar and El Fundador $20.40/cigar.
Each year, I look forward to the Cinco Decadas release. It is not only a beautifully constructed line of cigars, but truly represents the history, growth and triumph that Joya de Nicaragua has had over the last 50-plus years.