Cuevas Cigar Group made its debut at IPCPR 2019—though the casual onlooker wouldn’t know it from the outset. The company joins the ranks of those such as Plasencia Cigars and A.C.E. Prime, being well-known behind the scenes for their manufacturing prowess—only recently making the push to highlight their name as an actual brand for consumers.
Cuevas Cigar Group has been the topic of discussion throughout 2019, as the company’s Miami-based headquarters was burglarized in February of this year. The brand then rebounded before this year’s trade show, introducing the Casa Cuevas La Mandarria at IPCPR 2019. The name translates to mean Sledgehammer, referencing the brute-force method used by the burglars to gain access to the company’s headquarters. As such, the cigars are billed as the brand’s most full-bodied offering to date.
While the La Mandarria is limited in nature, Casa Cuevas also showcased new core-line offerings as well. Cuevas Reserva is blended in two formats: Cuevas Reserva Maduro and Cuevas Reserva Natural. The cigars were said to be a signature brand from Cuevas family patriarch, Luis Cuevas Sr., roughly a decade ago, but were eventually shelved until now. Both versions of Cuevas Reserva will arrive in three sizes (Toro, Torpedo, Robusto), with prices ranging from $9.50 to $11.40.