Joya de Nicaragua

Joya de Nicaragua introduces Cinco Décadas El Doctor

Cinco Decades El Doctor

Estelí, Nicaragua – Two years ago, when Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua reached its 50th anniversary, it released its most emblematic blend to date: Cinco Décadas, a commemorative cigar conceived as a tribute to all of those that have shaped the company and thus the Nicaraguan cigar industry.

Every Cinco Décadas vitola has been named after historic icons, Diadema as it was the first shape ever made at the factory, El Fundador is a tribute to founders of the company, and El General, reminds us of one of the pioneers of tobacco in Nicaragua. Today, Joya de Nicaragua introduces “El Doctor”, a 6×52 Torpedo honoring , Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, JDN’s visionary Chairman and Owner since the early 90s, and an impactful leader of our organization and industry

“Giving identities to these special products is one of the most exciting things we do when we are about to release one of these gems that we have created at the factory. With Cinco Décadas it hasn’t been easy, as we want to recognize all the important icons or milestones that have shaped our history in the last five decades. For me it was very touching when our agency and marketing team proposed to me to name this vitola after my father, because it was a realization of how much he has been an influence to all of us,” said Juan Ignacio Martínez, Executive President.

This very special limited batch of just 600 boxes will be sold exclusively in the UnitedStates, and only by retailers that belong to the Drew Diplomat Retailer Program. Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas El Doctor will be shipping in August 2020, and will be available along with the 2020 annual batch of 600 boxes of each of the rest of the sizes in the Cinco Décadas series.“ Cinco Décadas is the cigar we are most proud of in Joya de Nicaragua. We are truly limited in the amount of cigars we can roll in this blend, because we use our most talented torcedores and because we use the best tobacco in our factory. Our plan is to release one new size every year until the next big anniversary, but this year we may have another surprise, so stay tuned,” said Daniel Barrios, Global Commercial Director of Joya de Nicaragua. This limited edition cigar will be introduced to the public by Juan Ignacio Martínez and the Drew Estate sales team in digital events across the country next month. Priced in line with the rest of the vitolas in the brand, Cinco Décadas El Doctor will be sold at MSRP/$20.00 per stick or $200/box.

Cinco Décadas from Joya De Nicaragua

Joya de Nicaragua Cinco DecadasWhile this cigar was released in 2018 to celebrate Joya De Nicaragua’s 50th anniversary and has already been reviewed by me before I though it was time to try it again after a bit of aging. Like Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, Owner and Chairman of Joya de Nicaragua said “[We want] consumers to know that in Cinco Decadas, they will find a cigar so premium that the fact that there’s one in the humidor, will be enough to celebrate”. Since these have been in my humidor for couple of years I thought it was “time to celebrate.”

When these were released I chose a box of the diadema (to me I would call them a perfecto but really we’re just splitting hairs aren’t we). The look of this cigar is incredibly pleasing and bring to mind the look of cigars seen in photos of the high class society sitting in high back chairs smoking. The wrapper is dark brown in color with speckles of red in it, nearing a cinnamon consistency. It has light veining, seams which are visible but tight and a lovely only sheen. The body feels full to the touch with little give when pressure is applied.

The smell is that of coffee, nuts, fresh baked bread and cedar. The cap cuts with no issues, the cold draw is much easier than most perfectos…excuse me I mean diademas. There is the taste of sweet tobacco and slight pepper.

The first half is buttery in constancy and has a bit of sweetness. There is a hint of spice, not overwhelming, just enough to let you know it is there. The burn becomes only slightly uneven at times but cleans itself up and by the end of the first half is sharp and even. The smoke production is plentifully and has a good weight that dances on the tongue giving it an even creamier feel.

The second half brings a bit more pepper leather into the flavor with the cream still present just creeping in on the back end. While he flavors become stronger it doesn’t “ramp up” like other cigars at the end and this is not a bad thing. The flavors remain smooth and creamy for the entire cigar. The smoke production remains full, the burn is clean and the construction is impeccable. The cigar finishes in a delightful medium full profile.

When looking for a luxury cigar to smoke for a great occasion look no further. While the flavors are quite complex the smoothness of the aged and premium tobacco used to craft this cigar make it a very enjoyable smoke and burns for ages. With a flavor that can be explored if so desired or simply smoked during a time when you want to relax and not over analyze your smoke, it makes for a perfect time. Good for either your advanced or novice smoker this limited edition cigar is worth having a box worth in your humidor.

Wrapper, Binder, Filler: undisclosed, only known that its a Nicaraguan euro
Price: $19.00 for single $190 for box of 10
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 pints



The Number One Nicaraguan Cigar to the World is Now Available Nationwide

Joya De Nicaragua Numero UnoEstelí, Nicaragua – Número Uno was originally blended for World Leaders. Handed out by Nicaraguan ambassadors on official missions around the world. In 2018, we shared some with media and special audiences and got our highest rating in 50 years. We are now releasing it nationwide as part of Obras Maestras, the designation of our ultra-premium family of cigars.

This ‘masterpiece’ cigar provides medium body and strength, in a smoke that is refined, complex and elegant.  Creaminess complemented with light pepper notes, making it a top-ranked, exclusive, diplomat lifestyle experience. Literally.“Número Uno was developed as a unique gift and later an event-exclusive cigar, and although it wasn’t the original intention, we decided to make Número Uno available to a bigger audience. However it will remain as something exclusive, as production will be limited to 1,500 boxes a year for the global market and will be available only in selected retailers around the globe”, said Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, Chairman of Joya de Nicaragua.This blend comes in only one vitola, L’Ambassadeur, a parejo 6 5/8 x 44 tailed lonsdale. In the United States, it will be available only at DDRP brick and mortar stores, in 25 count boxes, with an MSRP of $15.00 per stick. Número Uno uses a silky and delicate Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

Número Uno will be showcased at the upcoming IPCPR 87th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas in June 2019 for US retailers, and at Intertabac in Dortmund, Germany in September 2019 for retailers in the rest of the world.  “We will start shipping to stores early this fall, production is slower than in other products as only a selected group of very skilled rollers are assigned to this project”, expressed Juan Ignacio Martínez, Executive President.

With Número Uno, along with Cuatro Cinco and Cinco Décadas, the Obras Maestras family now provides a wider selection of flavors, aromas and strengths that cater to ranging palates of connoisseur smokers. However, what they all offer is the unique experience of enjoying the best cigars crafted by the most seasoned torcedores from the oldest cigar factory in Nicaragua.