The Joya de Nicaragua Antano Cigars are made by Nicaragua's oldest cigar company. Joya de Nicaragua was originally in 1964 when the factory opened. In the glory days of the 1970s, the brand was arguably the finest in the world, smoked in the White House and prized for its rich flavor. After war decimated Nicaragua, however, and the original factory burned to the ground, Joya de Nicaragua struggled to regain its former glory. Responding to the trend toward full-flavored cigars and looking at its own heritage as a producer of powerful smokes, the brand?s makers have created a new version called Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970. This is a powerhouse cigar, full of rich flavors of pepper, spices, and earth. If you think you have smoked a strong cigar, wait until you try a Joya de Nicaragua.