Today, Joya de Nicaragua unveiled a new Connecticut shade-wrapped version of it’s Antaño line: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT. The word Antaño translates to “Yesteryear”. The Antaño CT joins the original Antaño CT, Antaño Reserva, and Antaño Dark Corojo in the line.
“Today, Antaño is not just one cigar blend, it is a family of products that invite smokers to Keep Daring, to try powerful and intense blends with distinctive Nicaraguan character. That is why we invite cigar lovers to dare to try the Antaño interpretation of what a Connecticut wrapped cigar should be” said Juan Ignacio Martínez, Executive President at Joya de Nicaragua.
The blend for Antaño CT, starts with an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, and finishes with Nicaraguan fillers and binder. It is described as medium to full body and strength.
“This smoke is definitely an intense experience, the intriguing result of master blenders on a paradoxical quest: the creation of a flavor bomb like the rest of the Antaños but with this wrapper. It became a real challenge for us at the factory, torcedores and blenders, we all wanted to defy an industry mantra, we knew we could make a truly interesting CT cigar” expressed Mario Pérez, Joya de Nicaragua’s Factory Manager.
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT comes in boxes of 20 and in 4 different sizes: 6×54 Belicoso (MSRP $ 9.90), 6×50 Toro (MSRP $9.70), 5×52 Robusto (MSRP $8.45), and 5¼x46 Corona Gorda (MSRP $8.00). They be shown off at IPCPR 2019. The cigars will ship July 2019.