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A special puro that pays homage to 20 years of Joya de Nicaragua’s Antaño will be releasing in August 2021. Today, Joya de Nicaragua announced the upcoming release of Antaño Gran Reserva GT20, a smooth and elegant special edition cigar that highlights the best of the Antaño brand.

In 2001, following the end of the famed Cigar Boom of the ’90s and several natural disasters that left the cigar industry in less than great shape served as inspiration for a Nicaraguan cigar that would come to be known as the “the boldest cigar out there.” Twenty years after that initial release, Antaño continues to delight cigar enthusiasts who seek it out for its bold flavor profile and Joya de Nicaragua’s signature quality and consistency.

“When anybody thinks of Nicaraguan powerhouse cigars, they undoubtedly think of Antaño. This is the cigar on which cigar legends are inspired,” says Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, Chairman of Joya de Nicaragua and master blender of Antaño. “When we first tried the blend in progress, it was a bomb! Everybody in the room became so excited because it was exactly what we wanted: it was full-bodied and really hit your palate in all the places where we wanted it to hit … and we knew it was to become a game changer.”

Antaño Gran Reserva GT20 is a box-pressed Gran Toro (6 x 52) that comes in 20-count boxes with each cigar being sold for $9.50. The cigar will make its debut on May 6 at 7 p.m. EST during Drew Estate’s Freestyle Live event when it’s formally introduced by Juan Ignacio Martinez, Joya de Nicaragua’s executive president.

“Instead of only celebrating another wonderful occasion, we wanted to focus on forging the thriving future for Antaño by giving our cigar lovers an enhanced experience of Antaño. Thus, the blend selection was intricate, drafting on our more than 53 years of experience and on the best leaves of Nicaraguan tobacco in our bodegas,” Martinez explains. “We chose to do a special version of our Antaño Gran Reserva blend, with all Nicaraguan leaves aged for more than five years. In this way, we have the original tobaccos and the original character, but with a smoother and more complex flavor profile that just upgrades the smoking experience to a whole new level. We guarantee this is the best Antaño you’ll ever smoke; that’s why we call it our GT!”

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