For the first time in five years, Joya de Nicaragua will be releasing an exclusive cigar for the Tobacconists Association of America (TAA). When the organization’s convention opens on April 29 in La Romana, Dominican Republic, retail members will have a chance to bring in the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente. Both the TAA and Joya de Nicaragua are each commemorating their 50th anniversaries in 2018.
The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente is a 6 1/2 x 50 line extension to Joya de Nicaragua’s Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva line. This is a line originally released in 2005, but was brought back by Joya de Nicaragua in 2017. This is a line based on the Antaño 1970, but it uses fillers that have been aged up to an additional five years. The idea is it brings a more mature and refined profile to the Antaño 1970.
The new Presidente size is the fourth vitola to be offered to the line, and it will be an exclusive to TAA retailers. The cigar itself features 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. Like the current three regular production Gran Reserva sizes, the Presidente will be presented in 20-count boxes. Pricing is set at $12.50 SRP.
“When I requested the Gran Reserva blend in the Presidente size, it immediately became my private smoke. This is by far my personal vitola and the one that I request the factory for my daily smokes,” stated Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, Joya de Nicaragua’s Chairman and CEO.
Dr. Cuenca added: “I decided to share it only for special occasions. I can’t think of a better opportunity than this shared celebration of five decades of perseverance between TAA, its members, and Joya de Nicaragua.”.
The last time Joya de Nicaragua released a TAA Exclusive was in 2013 when the company released the CyB Lancero Fino.
Joya de Nicaragua has also said the new Presidente line extension will be a part of the company’s on-going 50th-anniversary celebration.
At a glance, here is a look at the Joya de Nicaragua Gran Reserva line.
County of Origin: Nicaragua (Joya de Nicaragua SA)
Presidente: 6 1/2 x 50 (TAA Exclusive)
Belicoso: 6 x 54
Robusto Grande: 5 1/2 x 52 Box Pressed
Gran Cónsul 4 3/4 x 60
Photo Credits: Joya de Nicaragua