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Spotlight Brand: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo

July 7, 2010 |

Decadent & Delicious.

As the first brand ever produced in Nicaragua, the Antaño line is a true piece of cigar history. Ten years after its initial release, the makers of Joya de Nicaragua produced Dark Corojo, Nicaragua is the fastest growing cigar manufacturing country in the world, but that hasn't always been the case. In 1964, the very first cigar factory opened in Nicaragua, which relative to other cigar producing nations is a late start. Joya de Nicaragua was the first real brand made in the factory and, in 1970, it was the cigar of choice in the United States—smoked by the elites of society and politicians of the day.

Antaño Dark Corojo sports a fully-fermented Corojo wrapper that gives it an incredibly dark appearance. Inside you'll find a blend of premium Nicaraguan long leaf tobaccos, all aged at least three years to create a smooth, creamy balance. Due to the wrapper's extra-fermentation, this potent Joya offers a semi-sweet finish, which is a departure from the original Antaño blend. A fantastic after-dinner selection.

Q & A: Short Filler vs. Long Filler?

What is the difference between short filler and long filler?

7/05/10 | by HG of Hartford, CT

Filler, also known as the "guts" of a cigar, comes in three forms: short, long and mixed. These terms refer to the types of leaves used inside each cigar. Short filler are pieces of leaves that are combined to create the filler. Short-filled cigars tend to have a softer feel, may burn unevenly and never hold a strong ash. However, they also tend to be value driven blends, perfect for every day use. 

by Sean G

Review: Cain 'F' Nub by Oliva

Dave Cain F
Robusto (5.7"x50) Perfectly balanced which makes this size a real treat. The initial flavor presents a bouquet of earth and black pepper while drastically building in strength from start to finish. The finish offers no sweetness as its hearty, thick smoke engulfs your palate. Great stick.

Torpedo (6.0"x54) Complex and robust from the start. Intense notes of spice and pepper mask any earthy nuances while the finish remains bold with notes of cedar. Be sure to cut the head more than 1/4 inch down to ensure an effortless draw. Ages very well.

Double Toro (6.0"x60) Strong, potent, robust, powerful and recommended on a full stomach. Seriously, you'll feel the strength of this size in your head as well as your gut so we recommend enjoying this one after a heavy meal. The blend is complex, but its strength overpowers. If you like full-tilt, full-bodied cigars and care little about their complexity, go with this size.
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