CYB (formerly Cuenca y Blanco) cigars hail from the legendary Joya de Nicaragua factory located in the Esteli-based JdN factory. These exquisite cigars are a labor of love, and a collaborative effort of two amazing minds: Joya de Nicaragua President Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca and José Blanco, formerly of Aurora fame.
Each CYB will have you at hello, thanks to its gorgeous Ecuador Habano wrapper primed with tooth and glistening with oils. Beneath the hood, a complex blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers from Ometepe and Esteli marry with Peruvian long-leaf tobaccos, inside a Piloto Cubano binder from the Dominican. Snip, light, and sit back to enjoy a supremely complex cigar with a strong focus on eventful flavors, rather than outright strength. Throughout the slow, cool burn, your taste buds are soothed by deep notes of oak, earth, and espresso bean. A touch of leather and dark cocoa enters the fray midway through, while each puff is complemented by a sweet, black pepper nuance that lingers long on the finish. CYB, a uniquely complex cigar showcasing a wide range of satisfying flavors within a refreshing, medium-bodied profile. Something to be enjoyed early and often, and something to make some time for....and savor the blending talents of two top-notch minds in the industry.
CYB received two 90-point ratings, one of which noted:
"A dark and well-made corona, this full-bodied cigar delivers a chewy, toasty smoke that is sweet and nutty on each puff."
“Quite possibly the most complex cigar I have ever smoked. Fantastic.”
GR of STATEN ISLAND, NY
“I would agree with the above review. It was a mostly medium smoke. Perfect burn. Seems the flavor profile changed every half inch. I would say the the last third shifted to strong, away from medium.
Very nice cigar.”
BR of COVINGTON, LA
“This cigar was recommended to me by one of the very helpful associates at the Hamburg location. Told him some of the cigars I enjoyed and he walked me around the store pointing out what he thought I'd enjoy. He identified this as one of his personal favorites. I know why. What a great smoke. This will definitely find a regular home in my humidor. Great customer service and a great recommendation.”
DR of Emmaus, PA
“Unbelievable cigar. Got a 5 pack for a great price and I feel like I should go back and give them more money. So complex, so much flavor. It's delicious. It's phenomenal.”