In its monumental 50th anniversary year, Joya de Nicaragua has celebrated with special cigar releases such as the TAA Exclusive Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente, the return of Joya de Nicaragua Clásico, Joya Silver, and now Cinco Décadas.
The name fittingly translates to “Five Decades,” representing the birth of the Joya brand in 1968—marking the first-ever premium cigar factory in Nicaragua. This nomenclature ties in with the company’s Cuatro Cinco line, which originally debuted in 2013 to celebrate Joya’s 45th anniversary. Cinco Décadas features a similar look as well, replacing the pearl and black bands (Cuatro Cinco) with a new gold and ivory layout.
Fittingly, the cigars are Joya’s most luxurious to date, being billed as a celebratory smoking experience—
Unlike many of Joya’s core cigar blends, Cinco Décadas is surprisingly not Nicaraguan puro—a signature for the Joya brand—instead using a Nicaraguan-based blend with a Mexican binder. Joya states the blend uses “prime extra-vintage leaves taken from [our] most exclusive collection of tobaccos,” describing the cigar’s profile as “an immaculate balance accompanied by sweet and spicy notes. Its silky smooth smoke delivers a rich and fulfilling experience.”
The cigars are set to debut at IPCPR 2018, launching in two sizes that are said to represent the first vitolas rolled at the JDN factory in Estelí. Diadema (6″ x 54 figurado) carries an MSRP of $19.99, and El General (7″ x 50) will be $18.99 MSRP.
As with Cuatro Cinco, the Cinco Décadas is not a limited edition blend, instead being rolled in ongoing small batches. There will be 5,000 boxes of 10 cigars available throughout the first year (3,000 for U.S. market), sold exclusively through Drew Diplomat retailers across the country.
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