Limited-Edition Cuatro Cinco From Joya de Nicaragua

To honor 45 years of cigar-rolling tradition, Joya de Nicaragua has announced Cuatro Cinco, a rare-for-the-company, limited-edition cigar that starts shipping the first week of November.

Cuatro Cinco is a Nicaraguan puro being rolled in only a slightly pressed, 6 inch by 54 ring gauge size. The wrapper and binder leaf is from the Jalapa Valley, while the filler is a blend of Estelí tobaccos that have been aged in oak barrels for more than a year. A small amount of five-year-old ligero leaf in the filler gives the blend a bit of punch.


The cigar, which will be rolled at Joya de Nicaragua S.A., comes packaged in individually numbered 10-count boxes, of which only 4,500 have been produced. While the price of the cigar has not been officially set, Joya said to expect it to retail between $12.50 to $13.50.

A limited-edition cigar is a rare type of release for Joya. While the company has produced many limited-production, or small batch, brands, the only other limited-edition cigar it has released was a Gran Reserva in 2004.

The band for Cuatro Cinco is attractive, with the company's familiar tobacco leaf logo stamped in rows on a gold foil base band that wraps around the cigar. A primary black band, embossed with the Joya tobacco leaf and the words Cuatro Cinco (Spanish for four and five) as well as "Edicion Limitada," partially covers the gold foil base.

Joya de Nicaragua first began rolling cigars in Nicaragua in 1968.

"I'm generelly not very fond of Nica cigars, apart Padron 1926,1964, Tatuaje, Nicarao Exclusivo and La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor, rarely I smoke them twice. Cuatro Cinco...I've already smoked four of these complex cigar, each time was a new experience. The first time I was not impressed, beginning with coffee flavour, dark chocolate, few spices and no pepper at all. From the second third, a citrus/orange hint appear and last to the end. Few touch of vanilla. For me was very strong, retrohale from the second third was impossible. The next three cigar were different smoke, the flavour register was nearly the same, less citrus/orange hint and more vanilla. Two hours smoking and no boring, I'm become addict of this puro!" —June 11, 2014 05:40 AM
"What an important LE for a great team, a great family, and a cigar brand that represents the culture of Nicaragua to the fullest. All the best to Joya and their new Cuatro Cinco ...! Best, JD" —October 19, 2013 06:32 AM