Joya Black Nocturno
Made By: Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A.
Factory Location: Nicaragua
Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 46 ring gauge
Joya de Nicaragua is the oldest operating cigar factory in Nicaragua. It was around well before Estelí's current cigar manufacturing boom and weathered the turbulent Sandinista wars of the 1970s. The building even has the bullet holes and bomb damage to prove it. In all this time, Joya de Nicaragua never made a cigar with a Mexican wrapper before Joya Black. The band is a reflection of Joya's determination to modernize a bit. Though the quintessential Nicaraguan cigar, the company sought a modern look. It started with Joya Red and continued with Joya Black. With the modern look came a fairly modern blend—Nicaraguan tobacco wrapped in Mexican cover leaf is currently a popular combination. And Joya's is a tasty one. Black cherry and cocoa notes set the tone for leather and nougat.