The newest cigar from Casa Cuevas, La Mandarria, is now shipping. La Mandarria translates in Spanish to "the sledgehammer" and references the tool used by burglars that stole the entire Casa Cuevas inventory of cigars earlier this year. The cigar was shown off at IPCPR and only 500 boxes were rolled.
"All in all a very pleasant cigar to smoke. I loved that the flavor profile started off with a great combination, only to add more to the game as the cigar smoked. No drastic changes, just enough change to sense a difference on the palate and enhance the overall smoking experience. This is a very flavor forward cigar that has much more body than strength. I honestly feel that smokers of all levels will find some enjoyment here. This would be a great cigar for first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee or tea, or an after dinner cigar with a spiced rum or low proof bourbon. Any beverage with a lot of strength or spice will overrun it versus elevate it. I would be proud to have some of these in my humidor." -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
Casa Cuevas is adding a secondary band to the Prensado line to distinguish it from the Casa Cuevas core line .The Casa Cuevas Prensado line features Habano and Maduro blends. The Prensado line has been around since 2017 and was a follow-up to their core line.
Sangre Nueva translates from Spanish to “New Blood.” This is the cigar blended solely by Alec Cuevas, son of company President Luis Cuevas Jr. and grandson of Master Blender Luis Cuevas Sr. This new cigar will be shown off at the PCA trade show next week in Las Vegas.
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"I knew from the look and smell of this cigar I was in for a treat and it didn't disappoint. Premium cigars should just preform this well in terms of construction, smoke output, and flavor. I think if there was just a bit more dynamic flavor profile changes it would have put it over the top. Still there's so much here to like I have to recommend picking up a fiver and just enjoying a terrific cigar. " -Alan (Eulogy)
Casa Cuevas Cigars is launching "Patrimonio" at Tobacco Expo Plus (TPE) at the Las Vegas Convention Center starting May 12th. The Patrimonio translates to Patrimony in English, meaning property inherited from one's father or male ancestor. The name is dedicated to Luis Cuevas Sr. and to the paternal lineage of the Cuevas tobacco history which began over a 100 years ago. The Cuevas family’s tobacco history began when Juan Cuevas, a Spanish expatriate, began growing tobacco in Cuba in the mid 19th century.
"Though it smoked tighter than I like, the flavors were very enjoyable. It is a nice after-dinner Maduro with heavy chocolate, molasses, and toffee notes. The addition of increasing spices throughout the blend hit my palate well but I could see it putting off some who would just enjoy the sweetness of the cigar." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)