Joya de Nicaragua has announced that its first cigar—Clásico—is returning to the U.S. market, exclusively available at Casa de Montecristo and JR Cigar locations.

Clásico was introduced 50 years ago and the company says it is keeping the original blend, now with slightly updated packaging.

“Clásico goes back to America at moment when we have reached the highest quality standards at the factory in our 50 year history, but we kept the same blend that the founders of the company created, the blend that once captivated world leaders when it was the official cigar of the White House back in the 70s,” said Mario Perez, sales director for Joya de Nicaragua, in a press release.

It uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos.

Clásico will be offered in six sizes, each in 25-count boxes.

  • Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Churchill (6 7/8 x 48)
  • Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Torpedo (6 x 52)
  • Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Toro (6 x 50)
  • Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Número 6 (6 x 41)
  • Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Señorita (5 1/2 x 34)
  • Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Consul (4 1/2 x 52)

The cigars will be offered at the Casa de Montecristo and JR Cigar retail stores around the country, as well as the company’s e-commerce platforms. Imperial Brands, plc—which also owns Altadis U.S.A.—owns 19 of those 28 retail stores.

Joya de Nicaragua is distributed in the U.S. by Drew Estate.

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