Date: January 2020
Author: Inspector Z

Casa Cuevas turning limited La Mandarria into regular production. The 2019 limited edition La Mandarria will return in 2020 as a regular production cigar. The initial limited edition release was limited to 500 boxes.

The name La Mandarria translates to the sledgehammer. And that name has a significant meaning for the brand. In February of 2019, burglars robbed the Casa Cuevas distribution center in Miami. The burglars used sledgehammers to enter the building where they stole over 25.000 cigars. Those cigars included the Case Cuevas core lines and the planned limited edition Flaco. To overcome the loss of the limited edition, a new one was created named after the sledgehammer, La Mandarria.

Regular production

But that’s not the only reason why Casa Cuevas picked La Mandarria as the name for the new line. Luis Cuevas Jr. said:” 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.”

President of Casa Cuevas Cigars, Luis Cuevas Jr. continues;” We were completely overwhelmed by the response for La Mandarria. This brand was a smash hit at the 2019 IPCPR and sales have remained strong. We are grateful to the public for accepting the product with open arms.”

The cigars are available in one size only. Luis Cuevas Sr, the master blender, picked this size as he feels that this size was a perfect balance between strength and the nuanced flavors of the cigar. And a cigar named sledgehammer should have some strength to it. The cigars, with shaggy foot and pigtail, are the first full-body, full-flavored cigars in the Casa Cuevas portfolio.

Ministry of Cigars - Casa Cuevas turning limited La Mandarria



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