Cigar News: J.C. Newman Shipping Yagua Next Week is finally shipping , a resurrected from the 1940s Cuba that was shown of at the 2019 IPCPR trade show. has an interesting story as told below by PENSA’s General Manager, Lazaro Lopez:

“At our family farm, my grandfather would take fresh tobacco leaves from the curing barns and roll cigars without any molds or presses. In an attempt to give his cigars a traditional shape, he would tie a handful of them together using pieces of the Cuban royal palm tree, known as the . When he was ready to enjoy his personal cigars, he untied the bundle. He loved how every cigar had its own unique shape. I still remember the rich aroma and taste of my grandfather’s cigars. Today, I’ve recreated , rolling them exactly how my grandfather did a century ago.”

Cigar News: J.C. Newman Shipping Yagua Next Week“After hearing Lazaro describe the beautiful cigars he remembers from his youth in Cuba, I asked Lazaro if he could make this special cigar at our factory in ,” said . “We are calling it , after the palm leaves that give the cigars their distinct shape.”

Only 1,000 boxes of the will be released this year. Each box contains 20 cigars that measure 6 x 54.

“Because the cigars are pressed together and bound while they are still wet, each one has a slightly different shape. Each cigar is truly unique,” said Newman

Cigar News: J.C. Newman Shipping Yagua Next Week is rolled at El Reloj, the Cigar Company factory in Tampa, FL, typically known for making machine-made cigars, but more recently more premium cigars such as The American and . ships next week and will arrive at retailers early August.