BACKGROUND: The relatively new CyB by Joya de Nicaragua represents a change in the basic flavor philosophy for Joya cigars, which have always favored big, bold, full-bodied flavor profiles. The CyB is a smoke that emphasizes complexity and nuance while still delivering rich flavor. The cigar also departs from Joya’s tradition of crafting mainly Nicaraguan leaf “puros” as it uses tobaccos from four separate countries of origin.
CyB is the first joint cigar creation of Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenca–owner and CEO of Joya Cigars–who worked together with well-known cigar expert José Blanco to produce this blend.
This podcast features the 5.5-inch by 46 ring gauge Corona Real.
FEATURED LIBATION: Hardy XO Cognac
In 1863, Anthony Hardy, a London gent, settled in Cognac and established himself in the business of high-quality wines and spirits. Hardy XO cognac, which is a blend of Grande & Petite Champagne Cognacs. It has been aged a minimum of 20-25 years in Limousin oak.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
• Doc recounts the highlights of last week’s wedding
• Update on Crush & Roll West
• CONTEST UPDATE: Doc announces the winner of a box of Camacho Diploma
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Avo 2012 Limited Edition “Trompeta”
This review is on the Avo 2012 Limited Edition La Trompeta. I first featured this cigar in Episode 322 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Saturday, June 30, 2012. These cigars have been resting in my humidor for 1 year, 4 months and 22 days and I pulled out a couple more samples this past week for this postscript review.