Joya de Nicaragua’s Antaño brand will now be offered in Connecticut.
Antaño is known for its strength, something that is generally seen as the opposite of a lighter Connecticut shade-wrapped cigar, though Joya de Nicaragua describes this blend as medium-full. It uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.
- Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Belicoso (6 x 54) — $9.90 (Box of 20, $198)
- Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Toro (6 x 50) — $9.70 (Box of 20, $194)
- Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Robusto (5 x 52) — $8.45 (Box of 20, $169)
- Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Corona Gorda (5 1/4 x 46) — $8 (Box of 20, $160)
“This smoke is definitely an intense experience, the intriguing result of master blenders on a paradoxical quest: the creation of a flavor bomb like the rest of the Antaños but with this wrapper,” said Mario Pérez, Joya de Nicaragua’s factory manager, in a press release. “It became a real challenge for us at the factory, torcedores and blenders, we all wanted to defy an industry mantra, we knew we could make a truly interesting CT cigar.”
The Antaño CT will be shown off at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show and ship to retailers in July.