Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Joya Silver Toro
When I saw the Joya de Nicaragua Joya Silver at my local lounge, I knew I wanted to review it. After smoking, enjoying, and reviewing other JDN cigars, I decided the Joya Silver was getting added to the list, and I bought it in January 2020 (I know because I stuck a CigarScore Cigar Date Label on it).
So, after sitting in my humidor for a couple of months, I'm lighting it up. The Joya de Nicaragua Joya Silver has a dark, oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a slight box press. After punching the end, the flavors are lighter than the JDN Antano (which I thoroughly enjoy).
Brand: Joya de Nicaragua
Line: Joya Silver
Size: 6 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Smoke Time: 78 minutes
At about the 30-minute mark, the cigar developed an uneven burn which I had to relight (see below). While the draw was good, I struggled to get enough smoke in each puff, a phenomenon that always boggles my mind.
Cigars are interesting things; their flavors are impacted by what you eat and drink beforehand, and even the environments in which you smoke them. So, for me, the Joya de Nicaragua Joya Silver was a fairly mild cigar.
Regarding the draw, it was almost perfect. The punch was the perfect way to cut this 52 ring gauge stick. The burn was lopsided for most of the cigar, but after touching it up with my torch, it stayed pretty even.
If you're looking for a milder smoke, give the Joya de Nicaragua Joya Silver a shot. But for me, it was just an okay experience, and one that wasn't as good as the other Joyas I've smoked. For these reasons, and because of the draw and burn issues, the Joya de Nicaragua Joya Silver earns a CigarScore 3.