Joya de Nicaragua was again housed inside the Drew Estate booth, which was good news for traffic as they were directly inside the trade show door.

Joya de Nicaragua booth IPCPR 2016
Joya de Nicaragua has seen many new cigars, renaming of those cigars and various changes in the last handful of years, but this year it was a very straightforward presentation. There were only two new things they had to show off: the Joya Black, and a relaunch of the Joya Cabinetta.

Joya de Nicaragua Joya Black IPCPR 2016

Joya Black

The Joya Black is its only brand new product they were showing off, a compliment to the Joya Red that was released a couple years ago. Featuring a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, it is still billed as medium bodied smoke, just like its Red counterpart.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Joya Black Double Robusto (5 x 56) — $7.95 (Boxes of 20, $159)
  • Joya Black Nocturno (6 1/4 x 46) — $6.50 (Boxes of 20, $130)
  • Joya Black Robusto (5 1/4 x 50) — $7.25 (Boxes of 20, $145)
  • Joya Black Toro (6 x 52) — $7.96 (Boxes of 20, $159.20)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular Production

Joya de Nicaragua Joya Cabinetta IPCPR 2016

Joya Cabinetta

The next “new” product isn’t new per se, but is a relaunch with new packaging and new sizes. In addition, it extended the dark criollo wrapper to cover around a third of the cigar, where it previously only covered approximately a quarter of it.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade, Nicaraguan Habano Criollo
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Joya Cabinetta Belicoso (6 x 54) — $7.95 (Boxes of 20, $159)
  • Joya Cabinetta Churchill (6 7/8 x 48) — $8.25 (Boxes of 20, $165)
  • Joya Cabinetta Corona Gorda (5 1/4 x 46) — $6.50 (Boxes of 20, $130)
  • Joya Cabinetta Robusto (5 x 50) — $6.75 (Boxes of 20, $135)
  • Joya Cabinetta Toro (6 x 52) — $7.56 (Boxes of 20, $151.20)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular Production

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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.