Joya de Nicaragua to release Cuatro Cinco “Reserva Especial”

• The new super-premium cigar from Fábrica Joya de Nicaragua. • Inspired by the overwhelming success of Cuatro Cinco Edición Limitada. • A modified recipe using grade A filler tobaccos aged in vintage oak barrels. Estelí, Nicaragua – In 2013, during its 45th anniversary, Joya de Nicaragua released Cuatro Cinco – Edición Limitada, a beautiful […]


“Smoked Up” No.85

You ever get in one of those “funks” where you don’t want to do too much of anything? Well, that has been my case for the last week or so. I got several projects that I want and need to get done… But just haven’t had the gumption to get them done. I haven’t enjoyed […]


“Smoked Up” No.78

This issue will be on the shorter side. 99% of the news was released last week prior to the IPCPR Trade Show. Also, a dear friend of mine is in a medically induced coma. She is a diabetic and her sugar got too low, too fast. She has shown signs of improvement today, but I am […]


Joya de Nicaragua Changes Red “Cardinal” to “CAÑONAZO”

Due to a conflict with the name “Cardinal”, Joya de Nicaragua have changed the vitola name to “CAÑONAZO”. The final size lineup for Joya Red will be Sizes: Short Churchill – 4 ¾ x 48 Robusto – 5 ¼ x 50 Toro – 6 x 52 Cañonazo – 5 ½ x 54 View Full Press […]


Joya de Nicaragua Announces JOYA RED Cigar Line

JOYA RED: Rediscover Joya Estelí – You probably know Joya de Nicaragua as the traditional maker of powerful cigars. Think again! Meet JOYA RED, a new and exciting side of JDN. Some might even call it unexpected. Developed for the modern smoker by the youngest executive team in the industry, together with the most senior […]


“Smoked Up” No.20

The past week was all in anticipation to The Cigar Shop Biloxi’s Herrera Esteli Launch Party. The party was held on Saturday and was a great event to go to. I won’t go into too much detail, but I did a Event Recap post on Sunday. Don’t forget, I still have The Cigar Clip Contest going […]


“Smoked Up” No.11

This past week was a great smoking week for me. I had a hand full of new cigars and wasn’t disappointed by any of them. Some of them I have been looking for for a good while and others just seemed to end up in my hand. I attended two events this saturday. One was […]


Shawn’s 2012 Cigars of the Year

Every year I, like others, like to make a list of my favorite cigars of the year. Well, the year is winding down fairly fast, so its time for me to do my list for 2012. I have smoked a good number of cigars this year. Many of them are the new releases and some […]


Joya de Nicaragua Rebranding “Cuenca y Blanco” to “CyB”

Estelí, Nicaragua – Joya de Nicaragua® (JDN), the oldest Nicaraguan cigar manufacturer,announced today that it is rebranding its new Cuenca y Blanco to “CyB by Joya de Nicaragua ”. This change is being proactively, self implemented to satisfy the possibility of any unintended, potential trademark conflicts with other brands, and is being done so in […]


Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta No.11

Size: 5 1/4 x 46 Filler: Nicaraguan Binder: Nicaraguan Wrapper: Ecuadorian Shade and Nicaraguan Criollo Sizes Available: Belicoso, Robusto, Corona, Toro, Lancero I first tried this cigar at a Drew Estate event at Cordova Cigars in Penscacola, FL a few months ago and liked it. I got a few more so I could take another […]