Joya de Nicaragua’s Antaño brand is known for packing a punch, but this summer fans will be able to buy a milder option. The Nicaraguan cigar company has announced Antaño CT, a new line extension that’s wrapped in a lightly hued cover leaf—but don’t let the color fool you. This is intended to be a medium to full-bodied smoke in keeping with the spiciness of the existing Antaño lines.
As the name suggests, Antaño CT is covered in a Connecticut-seed wrapper from Ecuador. The filler and binder are both Nicaraguan, making for a blend that’s intended to be stronger than other Connecticut-wrapped cigars in Joya’s portfolio such as the Clasico and the Cabinetta.
Cigars in the Antaño CT line come in 20-count boxes and are made in four sizes: Belicoso, measuring 6 inches by 54 ring gauge; Toro, 6 by 50; Robusto, 5 by 52; and Corona Gorda, 5 1/4 by 46. The cigars range in price from $8 to $9.90.
The Antaño brand first came to market in 2002 and quickly gained a reputation for its strength and spice. Throughout the years, Joya de Nicaragua has added two extensions to the popular brand—Antaño Dark Corojo in 2009 and Antaño Gran Reserva two years ago.
The cigars are rolled at Fabrica Joya de Nicaragua S.A. factory in Estelí and will begin shipping in July.