Can an old dog learn new tricks? Of course it can! And the Joya de Nicaragua Silver is a pretty decent example.
While the brand has always been known for bold, potent, spicy blends with full flavor and full strength, the company’s blenders have in recent years been experimenting with blends to cater to a different set of modern tastes. Joya Silver is the third of these, following on the success of Joya Black and Joya Red. With this, the team invites you to “rediscover Joya.”
This is a rich and satisfying tobacco roll, with medium to full-bodied smoke. It starts with the Ecuadoran Habano Oscuro wrapper. Since the leaves on the Joya Silver were taken from an upper priming (i.e. were harvested from a high location on the stalk of the tobacco plant), you can expect sturdy strength without going overboard. Then, inside, there’s an earthy Mexican San Andrés binder wrapped around a balanced grouping of Nicaraguan long-filler leaf.
Pull one out of the shiny silver box, and inhale deeply for a rich aroma of the field. Cut the head, toast the foot, and get those first few draws going. You’ll be tasting oak and cashew right from the start, mixed with dark chocolate and espresso. As you settle in and move through the cigar, things develop a bit as the Joya Silver reveals an interesting botanical note, but stays true to its mostly nutty core – we’d say fresh ground peanuts if we had to be specific. As you get into the final third, you’ll be treated to some meaty complexity, and then a finish that returns to nuts, earthy cocoa, and espresso. It’s an enjoyable journey and a new direction from Joya.
Please browse our selection of Joya Silver cigars at your leisure.