Joya Silver follows in the footsteps of the Joya Red, Joya Black, and Joya Cabinetta cigars before it, embracing a modernized appearance and flavor-forward smoking profiles for today’s modern smokers. This style is in direct contrast to the traditions of Joya de Nicaragua, a company that is best known for being the oldest cigar manufacturer in Nicaragua. In fact, 2018 marked the company’s milestone 50th anniversary (which saw the introduction of multiple 92-point-scoring cigars reviewed by Cigar Dojo in 2018!).
Part of what makes the JOYA series unique is the embrace of multi-national blends, using a Mexican wrapper on the Joya Black, and a double, two-toned wrapper on the Joya Cabinetta. But no other blend is as diverse as the Joya Silver, showcasing tobaccos from a different country throughout the wrapper, binder, and filler. When combined, the blend produces a lively, supremely flavorful profile that is noticeable nearly instantaneously upon lighting. Cinnamon, hickory, and black cherries burst onto the palate with each draw, spewing from the cigar with a voluminous smoke output. It’s a surprisingly vibrant start to a cigar—showing such spectacular flavor that it would seem doubtful that the cigar could maintain such a level of performance throughout… until it does. Flavors are full tilt for the entirety of Joya Silver, adding additional complexities of pepper, caramel, and a syrupy concoction that may be best described as Disaronno liqueur. With an average price of only $6.70 per cigar—spread across a line of four sizes—Joya Silver may be the biggest no-brainer purchase recommendation we’ve seen in years; a fitting accompaniment to the golden anniversary of one of the cigar industry’s finest.
Joya Silver Breakdown
- Wrapper: Ecuador Oscuro
- Binder: Mexico
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Factory: Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua, S.A. (Nicaragua)
- Production: Regular Production
- Vitolas: 4
- Price: $6.30 – $7.80 (MSRP)