In 2021, the 200th anniversary of Central American independence from the Spanish empire will be celebrated. To celebrate this bicentennial anniversary of Central American independence, Joya de Nicaragua will commemorate the occasion with the release of Dos Cientos, a super-premium and limited edition cigar. The introduction of Dos Cientos will culminate in a virtual Central American Independence Day party where everyone who has purchased a box of Dos Cientos will be invited to smoke a cigar together while sharing the region’s exciting path to tobacco greatness.
“For us there is always a link between the past and the present,” says Juan Ignacio Martinez, president of Joya de Nicaragua. “We are who we are today because of the decisions that were made hundreds of years ago. Dos Cientos pays tribute to those 200 years and who we are today as the leading cigar producing country and region in the world.”
Dos Cientos translates as “200 Years” in the Spanish language. This new Limited Edition cigar is blended to be medium-bodied and complex, and a perfect way to commemorate the rich history of Central America and tobacco’s important role in the history of the region. “The leaf’s role in the development of our culture and our society has been fundamental,” says Joya de Nicaragua’s owner, Dr. Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca. “Tobacco was ever present as we created our own economic, political and cultural identities. That was the moment in which we became what we are today as a region. We want to celebrate that achievement of our own birth as a country and as a region, so we’re showcasing tobaccos from different American countries—Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. We are paying tribute to the Latin Americans and the Americans who achieved independence to craft their own destiny.”
Dos Cientos will join the Obras Maestras family of Joya de Nicaragua cigars. This includes Cinco Decadas, Cuatro Cinco and Numero Uno. The one-time release will be a 6 x 54 Gran Toro vitola presented in 21-count boxes. Production is limited to 2,000 boxes, and they will be available in retail stores in August. One cigar in each 21-count box will be encased in a unique paper wrap that’s intended to be smoked during a special virtual celebration on Central American Independence Day, on Sept. 15, 2021.
“We will invite people to smoke it together with us and talk about our history, the value of that history and the significance of who we are, not only for ourselves but for the rest of the world,” Dr. Martinez-Cuenca concludes.