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The Cuevas strike out on their own
Casa Cuevas Cigars are a new brand to the US market, but I wouldn’t call this their first rodeo. Casa Cuevas is a family owned business that first started in the tobacco industry four generations ago in the Pinar Del Rio valley of Cuba where they cultivated tobacco. Today, they operate out of their Tabacalera Las Lavas factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Out of this factory, they have produced cigars for well-known brands such as Gurkha, Sam Leccia and Carlos Torano. The Casa Cuevas line is just the first to bear the family name.
The blend at hand consists of premium tobacco from three different countries. The wrapper up top is a chocolaty brown Ecuadorian habano leaf that covers a Nicaraguan binder and long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The body and strength float around the medium-full range and offer and great balance of flavor. You can expect notes of fruit, black pepper, bread, wood and natural tobacco. It's about time this the Casa Cuevas camp but their name on a cigar, and they put their best foot forward with this one. Time to see what they're all about!