Launched in 2017, the Casa Cuevas Prensado is a follow up to the Casa Cuevas core line of cigars. The addition of the secondary band will further distinguish this from the original Casa Cuevas core line.
Luis Cuevas, President of Casa Cuevas Cigars said, “Because the Prensado is a 6 X 48, we felt that it was too similar in gauge to our Toro, which is 6 X 50. Thus, after much feedback on this issue from retailers and consumers, we knew it was time to accentuate the branding to fully distinguish the Prensado from the Toro when a consumer is simply looking at the layout of the cigars within a box. The Prensados, or box-pressed cigars, are a personal favorite of my father, my son, and I. We look forward to getting behind the Casa Cuevas Prensado and reintroducing the line in this new way.”
Master Blender Luis Cuevas, Sr. believes in making sure that box-pressed cigars are pressed for enough time to maintain their shape. Which means these cigars take longer to roll out to market than their traditionally shaped counterparts.
Luis Cuevas Sr. states, “Prensado cigars need adequate time being pressed. This is non-negotiable in our factory. Perfection takes time.”
The Casa Cuevas Prensado Habano is composed of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Dominican/Nicaraguan fillers. The Casa Cuevas Prensado Maduro is composed of a Mexican San Andreas Maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Dominican/Nicaraguan filler. Both blends are made in the Cuevas family-owned Las Lavas Cigar Factory located in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Both blends are available in one size, a 6X48 box pressed.
Casa Cuevas Habano: $8.20
Casa Cuevas Maduro: $8.40
The newly branded Casa Cuevas Prensado’s started shipping at the beginning of September.