Joya de Nicaragua marks the 200th anniversary of Central American independence from the Spanish empire with the limited release of the Dos Cientos, a 6 x 54 Gran Toro that will be available in retail stores in August.
Each of the 2,000 boxes contains 21 cigars, including one cigar 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,” Joya de Nicaragua owner Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca, said in a press release.
The release of the cigar will be celebrated with a virtual Central American Independence Day party, during which everyone who has purchased a box of Dos Cientos will be invited to smoke a cigar together while sharing the region’s road to tobacco fame. “For us there is always a link between the past and the present,” Juan Ignacio Martinez, president of Joya de Nicaragua, said in a statement. “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.”
Dos Cientos means “200 years” in Spanish.
Central Americans won the right to self-government on September 15, 1821, officially gaining independence from Spain and setting up the formation of the nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Dos Cientos will be part of Joya de Nicaragua’s Obras Maestras line, which includes Cinco Decadas, Cuatro Cinco and Numero Uno.