Joya de Nicaragua’s Cinco Décadas line will be getting a new size later this year, as the company announced a 5 1/2 x 52 robusto called El Cumiche on Drew Estate’s Freestyle Live show Wednesday night.

The Cinco Décadas line debuted in 2018 as a limited edition to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. It has returned in subsequent years, adding sizes along the way, with each vitola named for prominent figures in the history of the company.

For instance, the Diadema recognizes the first vitola produced at Joya de Nicaragua’s factory, while El General celebrates the pioneers of tobacco in Nicaragua. El Fundador was released as a tribute to the founders of the company, El Doctor honors Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenca, who purchased Joya de Nicaragua in the early 1990s and has shepherded it to the current day, and El Embargo, a release for non-U.S. markets, recognizes the embargo that the United States placed on Nicaragua in 1985 which pushed the company into European markets.

For this new release, the company selected the Spanish term El Cumiche as a reference to “the young ones” and recognizes the next generation of the company’s leadership.

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Pricing for the El Cumiche vitola has not yet been announced, but previous releases in the Cinco Décadas line have had MSRPs around $20 per cigar. A formal announcement with more details about the size is expected to be made in the coming days, though it is expected that the blend’s details will remain undisclosed.

The Joya Décadas line was named the 2018 Consensus Cigar of the Year and finished #6 on the 2019 Consensus.

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