These dark, oily and full-bodied cigars were made to restore the reputation of this storied brand that was decimated for many years while Nicaragua was in turmoil. They were originally hand rolled in Nicaragua’s first cigar factory, built in 1964, and have even been enjoyed in the White House, since they first came on the market. Joya de Nicaragua means “Jewel of Nicaragua,” and if you try these, you'll find out why the name is appropriate. These cigars have become one of the most well-regarded Nicaraguan cigars on the market. The wrapper is a Nicaragua-grown Habano Criollo and the binder and filler are both Nicaragua Habana. This is a high-proof, muscular cigar – the sort of smoke the old Havana rollers used to construct for themselves to enjoy when the work day was done. Grab some while they are available, because they do not sit on the shelves for long.
Nicaragua's oldest cigar company has an entirely new taste. Joya de Nicaragua was created in Nicaragua's first cigar factory, which opened in 1964. In the glory days of the 1970s, the brand was arguably the finest in the world, smoked in the White House and prized for its rich flavor. After war decimated Nicaragua, however, and the original factory burned to the ground, Joya de Nicaragua struggled to regain its former glory. In recent years, the brand has taken on a Mild, easygoing flavor. Responding to the trend toward Full-flavored cigars and looking at its own heritage as a producer of powerful smokes, the brand’s makers have created a new version called Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970. This is a powerhouse cigar, rated 91 in Cigar Insider. If you like VSG's you will love these.