Straight outta Santiago!
Casa Cuevas Cigars may be an unfamiliar name, but they are not new to this industry. They first got into the game in the 19th century cultivating tobacco in the Pinar Del Rio Valley of Cuba. But after the Cuban revolution 1959, the family business decided to move to Santiago, Dominica Republic. Here they have been crafting premium cigars out of their Tabacalera Las Lavas factory for brands such as Gurkha, Torano, and Sam Leccia. Finally, they are releasing a cigar to bear their own family name, and they come it three different varieties – Maduro, Habano, and Connecticut.
The Casa Cuevas Maduro is slightly dialed back from its habano counterpart, clocking in at a nice medium-body. The blend is highlighted by a naturally fermented Mexican San Andres wrapper atop a Nicaraguan binder, and long-fillers from Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. The maduro wrapper provides immense natural sweetness that comes and goes, along with balanced notes of spice, chocolate, cedar, citrus, and earth. After tasting all three, I’m a true believer in Casa Cuevas cigars and the maduro was especially tasty. Scoop up a box today and you won’t regret it.