Joyas de Panama Cigars

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    Joyas de Panama Cigars
    Joyas de Panama Cigars
    Origin : Panama
    Wrapper : Panama Sumatra
    Filler : Panama
    Binder : Panama

    Note: thanks to Julie from BCB design for sending me a sampler of Joyas de Panama cigars.

    Were you aware of the fact that 100% Panamiam puros existed on the market? I was not, that’s for sure. Well, after the first French puro, here is another country to add to the list.
    Joyas de Panama cigars are constructed of a long filler with Sumatran wrapper. Five vitolas are currently offered: Churchill (178 x 18 mm), Especial #1 (165 x 16 mm – lonsdale), Torpedo (165 x 19 mm), Robusto (130 x 19 mm) and Coronita (130 x 16 mm – corona). The tobacco is grown in the Chiriqui province, a region with rich volcanic soil. Miriam Padilla (who has been making cigars for 26 years) and her sons run a factory in the small town of La Pintada. I had a chance to try all the sizes and they present common characteristics, this review is a compilation of my notes about different vitolas.

    Appearance : [rating:4/5]
    The wrapper is quite rough with one or two large veins running through. The stick feels right in hand, it is quite heavy and solid. The band is modest and rather stylish.

    Joyas de Panama Cigars
    Construction : [rating:5/5]
    During the first examination, I noticed how tightly the cigars were packed – they would not give in. I was expecting some really tight draw and even thought that my smoke will probably be ruined, but surprisingly the draw, even though it was quite tight in the very beginning, was comfortable. The burn was exceptionally straight and regular. Overall, the construction is top-notch.

    Flavor : [rating:4/5]
    The pre-draw was mostly earthy. Upon lighting (which took slightly more time than I’m used to), I noted earthy and peppery flavors. The smoke was a little dry and full-flavored. What follows is a full rich taste of quality tobacco, with regular vanilla and woody notes. I detected no real evolution until the end.

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    I haven’t found many places online where Joyas de Panama can be purchased, on the official website they are sold at $8 stick which I find a little bit high.

    Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
    To finish with, I can say that I wasn’t expecting something as good – being quite sceptical to the idea of Panamian puros in the beginning. It turned out that these are quality cigars, perfectly enjoyable if you do not require an exceptional flavors complexity and with a fine construction.

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    • Butch Miller

      Hello, been so long since I enjoyed a good cigar you just might say I am a newbie. Is there any place in David, Panama to purchase. Old and do not really want to drive to Bugaba. Thanks and God bless.

    • Cal

      I purchased these cigars in Panama , they were so hard and dry could noy get them to draw . Used an Ice pick to loosen up , ended up cutting them in half .

    • Kalutika

      I have never seen any cigars that are exclusively from panama. Anything different about tobacco from panama?

    • Travis Lindsay

      I was just wondering what is the usual flavor profile of Panamanian tobacco? Is there one?

      Thanks for the review of these cigars. If I come across one out in the wild I’ll try to pick up a couple.

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