Joya de Nicaragua’s 50th anniversary line will be getting its third size next month.

The Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas Fundador is a 6 x 54 soft-pressed toro extra that follows-up on last year’s Cinco Décadas line. It is priced at $20 and will only be offered in the U.S. to stores that are part of the Drew Diplomat Retailer Program.

Cinco Décadas debuted in two sizes.

Joya de Nicaragua never disclosed the exact details of the cigar’s blend, but it is described as mostly Nicaraguan and comprised of some of the company’s best tobacco.

The cigar finished #1 on The Consensus 2018.

“When we conceived the concept of the brand, we decided that every year until the next big anniversary, we would nationally release a size that would pay tribute to key characters that shaped the story of our company, and thus, today we commemorate the vision of two immigrant businessmen that transformed our country,”said Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenca, chairman and owner of Joya de Nicaragua, in a press release.

The company says the release honors Juan Francisco Bermejo and Simón Camacho, two individuals credited with helping to start the Nicaraguan cigar industry, though their names aren’t directly associated with the release.

It will ship in July following a debut at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which begins June 29. Joya de Nicaragua is distributed in the U.S. by Drew Estate.

International retailers will see the cigar debut at the InterTabac Trade Fair in Dortmund, Germany in September.

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