You know that picture you have of your at your very best, perhaps during your glory days? For guys, it might be a picture of you shirtless and lean at the beach or in the service when you were just 19, or maybe a video of you standing by your favorite car from back when. For women, it might be you looking absolutely stunning on your wedding day. Hair on point, makeup on point, everything on point.
For Joya de Nicaragua, that time was in the 1970s.
Antaño means “yesteryear” in Spanish, and this cigar is a tribute to the company’s finest hour. At that time, the Cuban embargo had created a huge supply gap in the States, one that Joya de Nicaragua filled with one box of cigars after the other, until it was one of the best-selling brands in America. It even was named the Official Cigar of the White House!
The glory days…
The brand fell on hard times during the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, and the factory was bombed, burned, and nearly destroyed. The factory workers, however, refused to let Joya die. After all, it’s the “Jewel of Nicaragua,” and making those cigars wasn’t just a job – it was a matter of national pride, too. Today, thanks to their perseverance, we can still enjoy high quality Nicaraguan puros like the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970.
The cigar has been rated as high as 92 by Cigar Aficionado. The Nicaraguan Habano Criollo wrapper, plus the carefully cultivated filler blend, create a medium-to-full bodied, but full-flavored smoke with notes of coffee, oak, sour cherry, and spice. In true Joya style, it’s a rich and satisfying cigar right from the company’s native soil.
Please browse our selection of Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 cigars at your leisure.