The Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Edición Americana is once again shipping to TAA stores.

For the second consecutive year, Joya de Nicaragua has released the cigar as an exclusive for retailers that are members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA). It’s a 6 x 54 box-pressed torpedo that uses a criollo wrapper from Jalapa, Nicaragua over a Dominican binder and fillers from Nicaragua. The cigars are rolled and then aged for a year within spent white oak barrels.

Like last year, there are 500 boxes of 10 cigars available. The MSRP is set at $13 per cigar.

While this is the second time there’s been an Edición Americana release, Joya de Nicaragua previously released the size as an event-only release for 2019.

The TAA, which also includes approximately 40 manufacturers, gathers annually to discuss issues facing the industry and retailers, as well as to have its annual trade show, a unique event that works on a group buying format in order to secure exclusive deals for these generally high-volume merchants.

During the event—which occurred in late March in Cabo San Lucas—the organization holds two selling events, one known as the Dream Machine where the retailers collectively order to secure larger discounts, while the other is a more traditional trade show. Typically, around a dozen manufacturers release new exclusive cigars for the retail members of the organization under the TAA Exclusive Series Program banner. Those manufacturers agree to give a portion of the proceeds to the organization, a minimum of 50 cents per cigar.

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Charlie Minato

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