Joya de Nicaragua Mega-Sampler Description
The Joya de Nicaragua Mega-Sampler includes:
5 - JOYA Red Toro (6 x 52) 90-Rated
5 - JOYA Copper Toro (6 x 50)
5 - Joya de Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo El Martillo 90-Rated
5 - Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Toro (6 x 52) 90-Rated
Joya de Nicaragua is one of the largest cigar companies in the country and has been supplying high-quality smokes to American connoisseurs since 1968. While Joya was initially successful for replicating popular Cuban varieties with home-grown tobacco blends, they’ve evolved into a multi-faceted house of brands with a number of innovative, modern smokes.
The Joya de Nicaragua Mega Sampler is hands down the best way to experience this legendary cigar company. While it only showcases four of the company's most popular sticks, the selection does a good job of representing the quality, versatility, and full-bodied flavor that Joya has become known for.
If you’re new to Joya de Nicaragua, be warned that a lot of their most popular cigars are not for novice smokers. The high-nutrient soil of Nicaragua’s multiple volcanic growing regions results in a rich, bold smoke. The Antaño Dark Corojo is a good example of this; It is perhaps the darkest and boldest smoke in Joya’s repertoire, but somehow still manages to be a cool, smooth smoke the whole way through.
Fortunately for everyone, Joya knows that it’s important to offer a wider selection of flavor profiles. That’s why some of their newer cigars are utilizing Mexican and Ecuadorian-grown wrapper leaf to help “mellow out” the sheer intensity of Nicaraguan tobacco. The Cabinetta Toro is one example of this. It’s a cigar that has all the classic pepper & spice profile of a Nicaraguan Puro with a noticeably creamier flavor.
Joya de Nicaragua Mega Sampler: What’s in the Box
This sampler box comes with 20 sticks, representing four of Joya’s most popular flavors.
Joya Red Toro (5x)
This is one of Joya’s most “modern” puros. While not as robust as their more classic cigars, the Joya Red is a great all-around cigar that will likely please just about any smoker. Nuttier than other Joya cigars, it’s perfect to be enjoyed any time of day.
Joya Copper Toro (5x)
This is a classic Nicaraguan puro designed to emulate the Antaño 1970, one of Joya’s legendary cigars from the past. However, the copper is a bit more toned-down in terms of strength and body than the Antaño, and isn’t quite as spicy either. This allows some of the more subtle notes of espresso and leather to come through wonderfully.
Joya Antaño Dark Corojo El Martillo (5x)
The Dark Corojo is a Nicaraguan power cigar. It’s extra full-bodied with classic flavors of cedar, peppercorn, and bitter cocoa. The finish is sweet, which is a nice compliment to the dark complexity of the initial draw.
Joya Cabinetta Toro (5x)
The Cabinetta is one of Joya’s more medium-bodied cigars. A double-strain wrapper utilizes Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan tobacco in tandem for a smoother, creamier smoking experience.
Of the four different cigars included in the Joya de Nicaragua Mega Sampler, three of them are toros. Also sometimes known as a corona Gorda (“fat corona”), the toro is a fatter, sometimes longer version of the standard corona.
The toro can be smoked comfortably in about 45 minutes, making this a good all-around cigar sampler that you can share with friends. The other benefit of the toro is that it’s a relatively rounded smoking experience. You get a really good sense of flavor without the added intensity of larger, fatter styles.
No matter what kind of cigar you enjoy smoking, there’s a very good chance that the Joya Mega Sampler is going to do the trick. And with a full 20 sticks in the box, it’s the kind of sampler pack that is easy to split amongst your friends and smoking companions, or keep to yourself and savor over time.
Please enjoy the Joya de Nicaragua Mega Sampler at your leisure.