5 responses

  1. tobacmon
    May 15, 2010

    I have a few of the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Gran Perfecto’s resting in the box and need to have one after a full meal to enjoy it the way “I believe” it was meant to be enjoyed. Look forward to giving the Antano & Celebracion a whirl also. Sounds like a winner of a smoke and for the price you can’t beat that also.


  2. Sticks
    May 18, 2010

    I am with you on the choice of the Celebration over the Antano. The Celebration is a very rich flavorful cigar especially robusto size. The Antano seems to be a harsher smoke and without much depth.


  3. Dougal
    January 24, 2011

    Definitely prefer the Celebracion line, hands down. The Antano is great and fairly unique, but the Celebracion simply explodes with uber-complex floral and wood. These must be aged a minimum of 6 months, however. I think they roll them and ship ’em out without pre-aging


  4. Anthony
    November 3, 2011

    I recently tried the Celebracion robusto and was very impressed. This surprised me because I absolutely hated the Joya de Nicaragua Classico blend. Regarding strength, I have a friend who is an occasional cigar smoker. I gifted him a JdN Celebracion. He seemed surprised when I told him this cigar is considered by some to be full bodied and strong. I definitely detected a dried berry flavor. Not really sweet, but similar in taste to a raspberry that has not been sweetened. I now suspect that the cigars I received had some age on them. As the review notes, the Celebracion has been around for a while now and lives in the shadow of the Antano.


  5. Anthony
    June 12, 2013

    I smoked another one of these last night. Solid flavors. The burn, however, was a little finicky and tunneled toward the end. I too prefer the Celebracion to the Antano. The former has more flavor to help balance out the strength. Must be the criollo wrapper.


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