The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva GT20 is now shipping.
It’s a new 6 x 52 toro size for the Antaño Gran Reserva line. Tobacco-wise, it’s made entirely of leaves from Nicaragua, including a corojo oscuro wrapper that is used on the original Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 blend. The filler tobaccos are aged for at least five years, which helps to create a smoother and more refined profile contained to the regular Antaño 1970 line.
The GT 20 has an MSRP of $9.50 per cigar and is offered in boxes of 20.
Its name is a reference to the 20th anniversary of the Antaño brand.
“When anybody thinks of Nicaraguan powerhouse cigars, they undoubtedly think of Antaño. This is the cigar on which cigar legends are inspired,” said Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, chairman of Joya de Nicaragua, in a press release. “When we first tried the blend in progress, it was a bomb! Everybody in the room became so excited because it was exactly what we wanted: it was full-bodied and really hit your palate in all the places where we wanted it to hit … and we knew it was to become a game changer.”
The Antaño was launched at the 2001 RTDA Convention & Trade Show, now known as the PCA Convention & Trade Show. At the time, it was considered one of the strongest cigars on the market. Today, the company says it makes over 24 different vitolas between the Antaño 1970, Antaño CT, Antaño Dark Corojo, and Antaño Gran Reserva blends.
Joya de Nicaragua is distributed by Drew Estate in the U.S.