Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dec 7th 2011- Joya De Nicaragua 1970 Antano

Today brings us the Joya De Nicaragua 1970 Antano Robusto in a 5.5x52 vitola. The Antano hails from Nicaragua with all it's tobacco's coming from it's home country. An earthy leathery core is complemented by spice, coffee and a slight chocolaty sweetness that rounds it all out. It is called the 1970 Antano as a tribute to the original Joya De Nicaragua blend which was rolled in 1970. I chose this to be today's cigar to pay tribute to those lost on this the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On Dec 7th 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy carried out their surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor. 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes attacked the base. Eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, to include the sinking of four. Six of the ships returned to service in the war after being repaired while 2 were unraisable. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and a minelayer. One hundred eighty-eight U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. The Japanese only suffered the loss of twenty nine aircraft, five midget submarines, 65 servicemen killed or wounded and one Japanese sailor was captured. This lead to the United States entry in World War II on Dec 8th 1941.


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