Joya de Nicaragua has a long and rich history of tobacco growing and cigar making, spanning the last five decades. In fact, in the early ‘70s, Joya was the official cigar brand of the White House under President Nixon! The word Antaño means “long ago,” and while it may not have been long ago that Joya De Nicaragua was in its heyday in the 1970s, this brand has continued to win the hearts of millions worldwide since. In fact, the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Connecticut in your shipment today has received a 93 rating from Cigar Aficionado. Hailing from Nicaragua, this smoke comes dressed in a silky smooth Ecuador Connecticut wrapper that encloses a Nicaraguan binder and fillers. Medium to full in body, expect notes of strong pepper up front, followed by toast, cedar, and leather. Enjoy this smoke with an espresso roast after dinner.
The Nicaraguan cigar industry originated when Cuban cigar makers escaped the revolution and re-established their livelihood in Nicaragua with Cuban-seed tobacco. Blessed with dark, rich soil, their new home was ideal for tobacco cultivation and Nicaragua quickly became known for cigars that rivaled Cuban quality. Unfortunately, revolution and war came to Nicaragua in the 1980s and devastated the industry, but it’s rebounded dramatically and is once again producing tobacco considered by many to be the finest in the world.
The Esteli Valley is in many ways the heart of Nicaraguan production and is known for its very powerful and spicy tobacco. The Jalapa Valley produces arguably the finest tobacco in the country: somewhat sweeter and less intense than Esteli, but extremely complex. The tobacco of the Condega Valley is often described as a blend of the other two regions.
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