Casa Cuevas Cigars, showcased their boldest blend yet – La Mandarria – at the Premium Cigar Association trade show last month. Now you can treat your palate to the “Sledgehammer” as the company announced today, La Mandarria is shipping to retailers.
In the press release, Casa Cuevas noted:
“La Mandarria brand was born out of the unfortunate robbery which occurred in February 2019 at the Casa Cuevas Cigars distribution center in Miami. Burglars used sledgehammers to break in and steal over 25,000 of the Casa Cuevas brands which included the Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flaco and Casa Cuevas core line of cigars. The Cuevas family made the decision to forge ahead and create a cigar that will mark the era where they faced and overcame adversity.“
For years, the Cuevas family patriarch, Luis Cuevas Sr., has been the man behind the curtain for many popular cigar brands. Their factory, the Las Lavas Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic, has created brands for some of the most globally popular cigar companies. It was only three years ago that the Cuevas family felt it was time to create their own brand: Casa Cuevas Cigars. Luis Jr., son of Luis Cuevas, Sr., who runs the Cuevas operations in Miami, looks to honor his father, who himself made many sacrifices, went through much adversity as a U.S. immigrant, and was forced to leave his homeland of Cuba many years ago.
President of Casa Cuevas Cigars, Luis Cuevas Jr. stated:
“La Mandarria is a testament to the values that my father taught me as a child. He was a fighter who optimized the American dream. As a small cigar company, the robbery was an obstacle, but nothing he hasn’t been able to deal with in his storied past. The Mandarria represents the principal tool used against us, but also represents the strength and will of my father. We look forward to sharing “La Mandarria” with the public in Las Vegas at the 2019 IPCPR”.
La Mandarria is wrapped in a beautiful Ecuadorean Habano wrapper and features a pig tail cap and shaggy foot, these cigars will be the first full-body and full-strength cigars in the Casa Cuevas line-up. MSRP is $12.00 per cigar, and initial production will be limited to 500 boxes.
La Mandarria is a full-bodied cigar that is offered in single 6 x 52 toro vitola. Master Blender, Luis Cuevas Sr., felt this vitola was a perfect balance between its strength, which is a representation of the “Mandarria” name, and the cigar’s nuanced flavors.
If you would like to hear Luis Jr. talk about La Mandarria and other Casa Cuevas products and views on the industry, check out the interview we did at the Premium Cigar Association trade show here:
ABOUT Casa Cuevas Cigars:
Casa Cuevas Cigars was established in 2016 but has decades old history behind it. 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 Cigar brands were created to honor their four-generation cigar heritage. Currently the Casa Cuevas Cigars line of brands include the Casa Cuevas core line, the Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flaco, the Cuevas Reserva, and the Limited Edition Mandarria.
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