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.
Today, the Antaño line has many line extensions and a total of over 24 vitolas. Other lines include: Antaño Dark Corojo, Antaño CT, and Antaño Gran Reserva.
When anybody thinks of Nicaraguan powerhouse cigars, they undoubtedly think of Antaño. This is the cigar on which cigar legends are inspired. When we first tried the blend in progress, it was a bomb! Everybody in the room became so excited because it was exactly what we wanted: it was full-bodied and really hit your palate in all the places where we wanted it to hit … and we knew it was to become a game changer.
Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, Chairman of Joya de Nicaragua and Master Blender of Antaño.
Instead of only celebrating another wonderful occasion, we wanted to focus on forging the thriving future for Antaño by giving our cigar lovers an enhanced experience of Antaño. Thus, the blend selection was intricate, drafting on our more than 53 years of experience and on the best leaves of Nicaraguan tobacco in our bodegas. We chose to do a special version of our Antaño Gran Reserva blend, with all Nicaraguan leaves aged for more than five years. In this way, we have the original tobaccos and the original character, but with a smoother and more complex flavor profile that just upgrades the smoking experience to a whole new level. We guarantee this is the best Antaño you’ll ever smoke; that’s why we call it our GT!”
Antaño Gran Reserva GT20 comes in one size, a 6×52 Gran Toro. It will be sold in boxes of 20 with an MSRP of $9.50/cigar. It will be available for all Drew Estate customers in the United States starting August 2021.