Joya de Nicaragua is celebrating Central America’s Bicentennial with a new Limited Edition Cigar: Dos Cientos. This month is the 200th anniversary of Central American independence from the Spanish empire. Following independence in Latin America and throughout the Caribbean, the American Revolution and French Revolution, Central Americans won their right to self-government and began the process of creating the nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Dos Cientos celebrates this independence with a super-premium and limited edition cigar. The launch will be accompanied by a virtual Central American Independence Day party all that purchased a box of Dos Cientos will be invited to smoke the cigar together and celebrate the region’s exciting path to tobacco greatness.
“For us there is always a link between the past and the present. We are who we are today because of the decisions that were made hundreds of years ago. Dos Cientos pays tribute to those 200 years and who we are today as the leading cigar producing country and region in the world.”
Dos Cientos translates to “200 Years” in Spanish. The cigar is described as medium-bodied and complex. It is part of Joya de Nicaragua’s Obras Maestras lines, which include Cinco Decadas, Cuatro Cinco and Numero Uno. The cigar comes in one size, a 6 x 54 Gran Toro, and is a one-time only production, meaning it will never be made again. Only 2,000 boxes will be sold starting in August. Each box has 21 cigars including one cigar wrapped in a unique paper that’s meant to be smoked during the virtual celebration on Central American Independence Day, on Sept. 15, 2021.
“We will invite people to smoke it together with us and talk about our history, the value of that history and the significance of who we are, not only for ourselves but for the rest of the world. The leaf’s role in the development of our culture and our society has been fundamental. Tobacco was ever present as we created our own economic, political and cultural identities. That was the moment in which we became what we are today as a region. We want to celebrate that achievement of our own birth as a country and as a region, so we’re showcasing tobaccos from different American countries—Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. We are paying tribute to the Latin Americans and the Americans who achieved independence to craft their own destiny.”