Ok, so here’s the funny thing: I have yet to smoke a Casa Cuevas cigar, but I have probably smoked a ton of cigars made by the Cuevas factory! So welcome to the next stop on the pre-IPCPR news train!
Casa Cuevas Cigars, makers of handmade premium cigars to release the Cuevas Reserva Natural and Cuevas Reserva Maduro at the 2019 IPCPR in Las Vegas. The patriarch of the four-generation tobacco family, Luis Cuevas Sr. originally introduced the Cuevas Reserva brand in the early 2000’s and was limited in availability until now.
Luis Cuevas Sr. introduced the Cuevas Reserva brand in the early 2000’s but was faced with a huge dilemma. At that point, it was either take a chance and put forth efforts (and capital) to introduce his own brand, or concentrate on his newly thriving factory, which was blending and rolling quality private label cigars for other companies.
Luis Sr. decided to sacrifice potential glory for long-term stability for his family. Years later, in 2016, his son Luis Cuevas Jr. convinced his father to create their own line of cigars, Casa Cuevas Cigars. The father and son team decided it was now time for the full-scale distribution of the Cuevas Reserva brand.
The Cuevas Reserva Maduro features a Mexican San Andres wrapper, a Dominican, Pilloto Cubano binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan (Ometepe) fillers, this blend is a personal favorite of Luis Cuevas Sr. as it boasts a full-flavor smoking experience, in a perfectly balanced medium to full bodied cigar.
The Cuevas Reserva Natural features an Habano binder with a mix of fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and the U.S.A., all wrapped in an Ecuadorean Connecticut wrapper. This blend provides a perfectly smooth smoking experience which features nuanced earthy flavors.
President of Casa Cuevas Cigars, Luis Cuevas Jr. stated: “The Cuevas Reserve for my father was supposed to be the Cuevas signature brand back well over a decade ago. As with all things in life, plans always change. I am proud to have worked closely with my father and my son Alec Cuevas, who is now part of the family business recreating this blend. I am ecstatic that this brand has come full circle, as we can now present it as a family project to the consumer.”
The Cuevas Reserva’s are beautifully packaged in vintage Cuban style 20 count boxes.
Both blends are initially released in three vitolas with more to follow in the future.
6X50 Toro $9.90 $10.90
61/4 X 52 Torpedo $10.40 $11.40
5×52 Robusto $9.50 $10.50
ABOUT CASA CUEVAS CIGARS:
Casa Cuevas Cigars was established in 2016 but with a decade’s old history. The Cuevas family is responsible for many of the cigars that you enjoy today. Cuban born Master Blender Luis Cuevas Sr. has been blending cigars from his factory in the Dominican Republic for many popular cigar brands. Now, together with son Luis Cuevas Jr., the Casa Cuevas brand was created to honor their four-generation cigar heritage.