Joya de Nicaragua is adding a third vitola to their Número Uno line, called Le Premier. Only one batch of 800 boxes will be available as of July 2020 exclusively for US brick and mortar retailers that participate in the Drew Diplomat Retailer Program. A smaller allotment is being reserved for global markets.
“We would love to produce more Numero Unos, but we have a limited output in the factory. Each vitola is crafted just by one couple of rolera and bonchero, the ones that have the skills to deliver such delicately balanced perfection. Then, you have the fact that we are very picky when it comes to selecting the best tobacco leaves that will go in this cigar,” mentioned Mario Pérez, head of Fábrica Joya de Nicaragua S.A.
The Número Uno features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The Le Premier is a 6 7⁄8 x 48 Churchill that will be offered in a 25ct box, at MSRP $414.93/box or $16.60/stick. This vitola completes a small portfolio of just three sizes along with: L’Ambassadeur (6 5⁄8 x 44) and L’Attaché (5 1⁄2 x 42), a vitola exclusive for Updown Cigars in Chicago, IL.