Joya de Nicaragua
Antano 1970 Consul by Joya de Nicaragua

Vitola: Consul (Robusto)
Length: 4.5
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Criollo
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano
Factory: Fabrica Joya de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source:
Date Purchased: July 16, 2018
Price: $4.25
Date Smoked: September 7, 2021
Quantity: 1

Antano 1970 Consul by Joya de Nicaragua

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 533
I was up North at the “Casa De Larson” in Felida, Washington today on a mission to feast on some “The Best There Is” Fried Chicken at the esteemed @AmarosTable with BOTL Ralph Larson aka @JigSore74.

After the feast, I got to spark this Antano 1970 Consul by Joya de Nicaragua… Any Time!

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COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 518: 2.75-Mile Cigar
 Antano 1970, Consul, Joya De Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Habano Criollo, Robusto After nearly a year, a Habano Criollo-fueled Cigar Walk was had this morning!

This Antano 1970 Consul by Joya de Nicaragua has certainly fallen through the cracks as I discovered this morning that I haven’t smoked this “Classic” cigar in nearly a year!

And, I’m down to my last one… time to purchase some more of these Box-Worthy Finger-Burners…

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Stay Chill

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 73: 2.0-Mile Cigar

 Antano 1970, Consul, Joya De Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Habano CriolloThe Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 is a rich dark earthy leathery classic smoke through a perfect draw with pepper spice on the retrohale to let me know who’s the boss.

Strong, bold, and rich earthy tobacco flavors as pepper continue to coat my tongue. This is another example of good value and an affordable cigar.

I have several of these classics in my TupperDor. I should pull these out more often.

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Stay Chill


The more I learn about the Antano 1970 Consul by Joya de Nicaragua, the more I’m Impressed. You’d be surprised to learn what you don’t know… this will be our secret.

Antano 1970, Consul, Joya De Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Habano Criollo I’ve had these Joya de Nicaragua, Antano 1970 since last May, so they’ve been resting for five months.

Strong, Bold, and Spicy with a Perfect Draw and I’m happy.
I did some research: from Cigar Aficionado
“Joya de Nicaragua, known as Nicaragua’s oldest premium cigar brand, was first established in 1968.”

I’m a half-inch into this Joya De Nicaragua Antano 1970 and my tongue has a hole burned in it from the spiciness; rich and full of flavor and spice with a long-lasting finish.

At the last third, I think I taste something sweet… figs or sweet raisins?

Anyway, I’m digging this very affordable cigar. It is firm to the touch and I would almost venture to say that it reminds me of one of my expensive Drew Estate Liga blends with a little more spicy kick. That’s all I will say today.

Stay Chill
Stay Smokey


Antano 1970, Consul, Joya De NicaraguaThis was the first time with this. I smoked it in the car; probably not the best way to discover anything meaningful, but I did get the tremendous amount of pepper spice.

This cigar is full of flavor, but my eyes were almost watering and I think it had burned a hole in my tongue. I need to have another one of these when I can concentrate better.

I’m the meantime, I’m enjoying my ride.

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Spicy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Grass/Hay: 2
Leather: 2
Pepper: 3