Each year it’s an immense honor to find out that our Joya de Nicaragua cigars have made the top lists of best-rated cigars. And 2019 is no different. We want to give a special thanks to all of our amigos who keep enjoying the flavors of Nicaragua! Your reviews are a testament to the passion and talent our people put into the making of these masterpieces. Here are the best cigars of 2019.


Joya Siver Corona – Top 25 by Cigar Aficionado

Our Joya Silver Corona got the 21st spot in Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 annual list. This selection is made through blind-tasting, where the top-scoring cigars are smoked against each other through multiple rounds.





“It starts with an earthy core that takes on layers of dried fruit, roasted nuts and coffee bean. Overall, the cigar is medium-to-full bodied without ever losing its sense of balance or harmony and is a pleasure to smoke from first puff to last. Fans of coronas will appreciate how so much flavor can come from such a diminutive size.”

Cinco Décadas El General – Top 25 by Cigar Journal

Our Cinco Décadas El General got the 16th spot in Cigar Journal’s Top 25 annual list. 


It can’t be said any other way. This cigar more than lives up to the occasion, exactly as the Joya advertising slogan says. With almost every draw, this cigar offers new experiences. Earthy, nutty and woody aromas, herbs, the freshness of aniseed, the sweetness of chocolate and coffee. It is very creamy, from time to time, fruity and continuously exciting.


Joya Black – #1 Boutique Cigar by Cigars & Spirits Magazine

Our friends at Cigars & Spirits Magazine gave our Joya Black the top spot for the boutique cigar of 2019. What an honor!

Antaño CT – Top 5 by Cigars Lover Magazine

Our Antaño CT made it to the Top 25 worldwide list and won the third place of the Nicaraguan Top 5. A huge thank you to our friends at Cigars Lover Magazine.




The CT line was introduced earlier this year and combines the body of the Antaño line, which is the strongest in Joya de Nicaragua’s portfolio, together with the sweetness of the Connecticut Shade wrapper. Intense and masterfully balanced cigar. The characteristics of the Connecticut wrapper are supported by a blend that is nothing short of explosive.


Cinco Décadas El Fundador – #1 Top Cigars of 2019 by Cigar Vixen

Our dear friend and cigar expert Delicia Silvia made her pick for the top five cigars of 2019, and she gave us the number one spot with our Cinco Décadas Fundador. We feel honored, thank you @cigarvixen.Watch her review in the following video, and if you haven’t already, check out the travel series we did with her a few years ago by clicking here.


What is your pick for the Best Joya Cigar of 2019?

Tell us in the comment section which Joya de Nicaragua was your favorite in this past year. And stay tuned because in 2020 we have a lot of great surprises in the works for you, especially for our Facebook fans. So if you still don’t follow us on Facebook, make sure to give us a ‘like’.