Esteli, Nicaragua – Joya de Nicaragua® (JDN), the oldest Nicaraguan cigar manufacturer, announced today that it is rebranding its new Cuenca y Blanco to “CyB by Joya de Nicaragua”. This change is being proactively, self implemented to satisfy the possibility of any unintended, potential trademark conflicts with other brands, and is being done so in the spirit of maintaining the harmony within our small industry of premium handmade cigars. The brand name change will not alter the blend in any way; the CyB cigar will be preserving its unrivaled quality and essence.

“We did not realize there was any potential conflict over the name, otherwise we never would have used it to begin with”, expresses Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenca, Owner and President of JDN, “It is never our intention to imitate others and rather than waste energy in a possibly long, drawn out legal dispute, simply changing it resolves any issue. I want our efforts focused solely on the working tobaccos, maintaining the quality of our cigars and satisfying our customers. Our industry is facing much more relevant challenges today that demand our united and collective efforts. We appreciate the forty-five years of trust our cigar consumers, retailers and distributors have afforded Joya de Nicaragua and it is our duty and honor to always ensure our brands continue to be the global icons of the Nicaraguan Spirit”.

Jose Blanco, Senior VP of JDN adds, “All of us are extremely proud of CyB. We spent a year perfecting this intricate blend of tobaccos to deliver a truly unique smoking experience. It’s a medium to full bodied smoke, with lots of flavor and complexity, with a great aroma and a long finish. We may have changed the name, but the jewel we have created continues to be exactly the same!”

Cigars shipped to our wholesale customers from today forward by Drew Estate, our US Distributor, will reflect this name change. Like the cigar itself, the brand’s overall design and packaging remains identical, the only difference being the name. Some legacy-boxed cigars from the initial launch may remain in the marketplace during the transition.


Departing from Joya de Nicaragua’s tradition of crafting only Nicaraguan leaf puros, the CyB has been intricately blended to be a smoke comprised of the finest tobaccos from four separate countries of origin: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Peru. It is a complex liga of well-balanced tobaccos resulting from nearly a year of incessant experimentation and dedication. Our labor of passion has resulted in a very flavorful, relaxing smoke with a tantalizing taste and aroma. Formerly known as Cuenca y Blanco, CyB is the first cigar creation of the Joya de Nicaragua factory in collaboration with famed cigar maker Jose Blanco since his joining the company in 2011. Available Sizes: Corona Real 5.5 x 46; Robusto Deluxe 5.25 x 50; Lonsdale Club 6.5 x 44; Toro Supremo 6 x 54; Torpedo Especial 6.25 x 52


JOYA DE NICARAGUA S.A., is a family owned, Nicaragua-based cigar factory that handcrafts traditional cigars for the premium luxury cigar market. First opened in 1968, it is Nicaragua’s oldest cigar factory in operation and home to the legendary JOYA DE NICARAGUA® brand of cigars. Joya is regarded by many as the patriarch crafter of robust, unique puro blends of locally grown black tobaccos. For more information, please visit

JOYA DE NICARAGUA is a trademark of Joya de Nicaragua S.A and/or affiliated companies.

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