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Cigar Review – Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Cinco (55th Anniversary) Brand: Joya de Nicaragua Vitola: Toro 6 x 52 Filler: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Binder: Nicaraguan Smoking Time:  1 hour Body: Medium Flavor: Medium to Full Price: $20.00 What Makes it Special: From the company, “This cigar was made with the people, by the people, and for the people,” said Juan Ignacio Martinez, executive VP of Joya. “Our past is all about tobacco. Our bright future is all about tobacco. We are here, stronger than ever, thanks to our wonderful community of amigos.” The blend is made with tobacco considered “ultra-vintage” and includes a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, along with binder and fillers from Nicaragua. It is rated as a full-bodied and medium-strength cigar with a complex profile, receiving a five-out-of-five rating. Let’s smoke it and see where it takes us! Visual/Prelight Draw: The wrapper of the cigar resembles a milk chocolate bar, with a dark brown and slightly oily appearance. There are no visible veins or blemishes, making it look ultra-premium, but only trying it will confirm its quality. The prelight draw hints at flavors of earth, coffee, tobacco, and cedar. It has a single green band, which appears almost emerald on the back side of the label, with an inscription on the inside of the band alluding to the quote above. First Third: Upon lighting the cigar, you will first taste the sweet, green wheatgrass with underlying earthy notes. As the ash begins to form, you will notice a hint of spice at the top note. The burn of the cigar is razor sharp, and lighting it was quite easy. Second Third: The second third remains much the same but with the spice ratcheting up near the halfway point. Ashing the cigar produces a fine ligero cone, indicating…