After the devastating robbery of Casa Cuevas Cigars’ Miami headquarters in February—resulting in the loss of over 25,000 cigars—many wondered what was in store for the boutique company.
Now, leading up to this year’s IPCPR trade show, Casa Cuevas has announced the La Mandarria—described as the brand’s fullest body/strength offering to date. The name translates to mean “The Sledgehammer,” playing off the fact that the their assailants used sledgehammers to break through Casa Cuevas’ warehouse wall.
[The] thieves got away with over 25,000 cigars, including half the inventory of their Limited Edition Flacos; a line they were unable to replace because the numbered boxes were shipped from the factory out of sequence and there was no way of knowing which particular boxes were stolen.
After the incident, the cigar community was quick to lend support, with many consumers and manufacturers pledging to create crowdfunding efforts to recuperate the company’s losses. But Casa Cuevas states, “Although thankful and humbled, the Cuevas Group did not accept any of these offers and knew they would come out stronger and better from this unfortunate event.”
With La Mandarria, Casa Cuevas has incorporated an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over an undisclosed filler recipe. The blend has been rolled in a singular 6″ x 52 toro format, boasting both a pigtail cap and extended shaggy foot. As with many of the limited edition cigars that were stolen, La Mandarria is limited in nature, beginning with an initial allotment of 500 boxes of 20 cigars. Set to retail at $12 per cigar (MSRP), La Mandarria will debut on June 29th at the 2019 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.