It’s been more than three years after tragedy struck Casa Cuevas and their entire inventory of cigars was stolen, including their mostly unreleased limited-edition Flaco. The company has decided enough time has passed and it is time to bring back this lost cigar. The brand will return in both its Maduro and Habano forms at the 2022 TPE Trade Show.
The original Casa Cuevas Flaco was released in December 2018 and only a handful made it to market. All of the individually numbered boxes were among those stolen.
The Lancero vitola is a favorite of the Cuevas family and a notoriously difficult vitola to roll consistently. In 2018 The Cuevas family felt confident that their factory could produce a premium brand available in only a lancero size. Master Blender Luis Cuevas Sr. settled on two blends and handpicked his best rollers to carry out his vision. The name “Flaco” translates to skinny from Spanish and is named after Alec Cuevas, Casa Cuevas’s Director of Operations.
The burglary was a low point for us, and so we decided to move forward with other projects but there was a constant stream of communication from retailers and consumers to bring back the Flaco brand. We are excited to showcase the Flacos at the TPE. Going forward the plan is to release a limited amount of the Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flacos every three years.
Luis Cuevas President of Casa Cuevas Cigars
Both blends will come in one size, a 7 x 43 Lancero, and in boxes of 10. Only 750 individually numbered boxes were made for each blend. Both blends are made at the Cuevas Family-owned Las Lavas Cigar Factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flaco Maduro uses a Maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and filler with tobaccos from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and USA Pennsylvania.
Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flaco Habano uses a Habano wrapper Nicaraguan binder, and filler with tobaccos from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and USA Pennsylvania.