Joya de Nicaragua Shut the Box Special Edition Robusto Grande Cigar
Length: 5 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 52
Packaging: Box of 20 Cigars
Joya De Nicaragua Dares You To ‘SHUT THE BOX’
Originally just 500 Collectors Edition boxes of the Robusto Grande, 5 1/2 x 52, were made available for the USA market, due to overwhelming demand Joya De Nicaragua are now making a limited quantity for the UK market.
Back in 2012, Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, Chairman of Joya de Nicaragua, won his first game of Shut the Box. He was on tour, visiting old friends in the cigar industry, and in one stop at Havana Mix Shop in Memphis, TN, he was challenged to a game. As a numbers guy, backed by a PhD in Economics, he accepted the dare. You could argue that an exact science has nothing to do with rolling the dice, or you could simply try to Shut the Box!
Shut the Box is a traditional American game that Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca has become obsessed with and dares anybody to challenge him! “I never thought that day I would discover one of my now favourite pastimes, and moreover, that 8 years after, my team would come up with the idea of making a cigar box that transforms into it.”
Antaño Shut the Box Limited Edition is a special gift from Joya de Nicaragua to those loyal customers that have been supporting the brand for almost 20 years. “For many years we have been thinking about ideas on how to make our empty boxes more useful after all cigars have been smoked, and this is how we decided to let people have some fun. At the moment, we didn’t know we were going to be bringing to smokers a special game so useful these days that we have to stay longer at home,” said Juan Ignacio Martínez, Executive President.
Joya De Nicaragua is now over 50 years old and is Nicaragua’s oldest established cigar Company. Located in the heart of Estelí, this family owned company is at the forefront of 21st century cigar rolling. Owned and run under the benevolent tutelage of the Cuenca family, these cigars never fail to succeed.
I had the great pleasure of visiting this factory relatively recently. The attention to detail and the sheer passion for cigar making ensure that every cigar is as good as the last.
When you buy a cigar from The Cigar Club you are buying into over 50 years of trading experience. Everything we dispatch is checked for quality.