Casa Cuevas Cigars’ newest regular production line, called Sangre Nueva (Spanish for new blood), is the first blend created by the fifth generation of the family, Alec Cuevas. Alec was promoted to director of brand development recently.
Alec Cuevas stated: “The slogan “old traditions, new generation” signifies so much more to me than a passing of the family torch. It represents all the experiences I’ve ever been through in this industry, from working behind the counter selling my fellow manufacturer’s products, to spending my summers learning all there is to know about our factory from a very young age. Sangre Nueva is a personal love letter to my family, who placed their faith in me to create something from scratch given my knowledge of tobacco. It is also the culmination of patrons and distributors alike that took time out of their day to educate me and better help me define my palate throughout all these years. It’s been a blast creating such a savory blend, and I think it’s a perfect representation of the gratitude I have for this one-of-a-kind industry.”
The blend of the Sangre Nueve utilizes an Ecuadorian Cameroon seed wrapper over a Honduran binder and a mix of filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and the USA. It comes in three sizes:
- Double Perfecto, 58 x 152mm (6″)
- Robusto, 52 x 121mm (4 3/4″)
- Toro, 52 x 152mm (6″)
Production is done at the family’s Las Lavas factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic. All sizes are packaged in ten-count boxes, with the retail price ranging from $13 – $14.75, depending on the size. They are scheduled to arrive at retailers in late July.