Joya de Nicaragua announced today the company’s participation in the Tobacconists’ Association of America Exclusive Series, an ongoing, annual collection of cigars made by the most prominent manufacturers in the premium cigar industry.
The cigar is dubbed Cuatro Cinco Edición Americana TAA Exclusive, with Joya showcasing their Cuatro Cinco blend in a 6″ x 54 belicoso format, exclusive to TAA retailers for 2021.
Cuatro Cinco Edición Americana TAA Exclusive incorporates a Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper with Grade-A fillers, being finished for a minimum of one year in white oak barrels formerly containing rum. In this format, the cigars are described as performing most similarly to the Cuatro Cinco Edición Limitada, first released in 2013 in commemoration of the company’s 45th anniversary (the cigars were later added to Joya’s core portfolio in 2015 using a slightly tweaked recipe).
Joya is formally unveiling the cigars at the virtual edition of the annual TAA meeting, being held today, with the national release expected this summer. Five hundred boxes of 10 cigars have been created, each numbered on the boxes’ front. The release is said to coincide with Nicaragua’s independence bicentennial, leading to a tweaked box design that displays an American bald eagle.