Joya De Nicaragua Announces The Proud
Return of Clásico Original To The USA


BACK in 1968, when Joya de Nicaragua was born, none could have foreseen how cigars would go on to shape the future of the town of Estelí, in Northern Nicaragua.

And retailers in the US would not have believed that within just 50 years, their customers would be clamoring for Nicaraguan cigars – or that the country would sell more premium, handrolled cigars in America than any other country on the planet.

At Joya de Nicaragua, we are proud that our cigars and our people were at the forefront of that remarkable period of change. And to mark our 55th anniversary, we are excited to announce the return of the first Nicaraguan cigar to US soil.

The Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Original originally captivated America in the 70s and 80s and was the first premium cigar to ever be exported from Nicaragua. It even became the chosen cigar at the White House.

“If a new smoker asks me ‘What cigar should I start with?’, I always suggest the Clásico. It’s a cigar that welcomes you to
this incredible world in the most delicate way. In fact, this was the first cigar I ever tried. In that vein, this is a gift to America’s new generation of cigar smokers, so they can begin to understand the legacy that this very special Nicaraguan cigar carries with it.”

Juan Ignacio Martínez
Executive President of
Joya de Nicaragua.


Joya de Nicaragua’s most sought-after brand returns with revamped packaging and will only be available to Club de Amigos of JDN, an exclusive community for Joya de Nicaragua’s top retailers. This club is destined to increase their knowledge about the brand and its products, rewarding their loyalty with unique benefits, such as exclusive products.

Clásico Original features an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper that perfectly complements its rich Nicaraguan fillers and binders.


The result is a mild, woody, and delicate smoke with dynamic creaminess and super-subtle peppery notes.

Clásico Original will be presented this July at the PCA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas to US retailers.