Last year, Drew Newman of J.C. Newman Cigar Company announced a new brand coming out of the El Reloj factory in Ybor City, Florida known as Angel Cuesta. This year, that project comes to life as J.C. Newman will introduce the Angel Cuesta Lina at the 2022 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show.
Angel LaMadrid Cuesta was one of the two co-founders of the Cuesta Rey brand. Originally from Spain, Angel Cuesta was friends with Spain’s King Alfonso XIII and helped build Cuesta-Rey’s cigar factories in Atlanta, Tampa, and Havana.
As for the blend, it consists of an Ecuadorian Havana wrapper over undisclosed binder and filler. It will be offered in three sizes: Double Toro (6 x 52), Double Robusto (5 1/2 x 56), and a Grand Salomon (7 1/4 x 57). Each cigar’s cap is rolled to form an angel’s halo. Pricing is slated between $18.00 and $22.00 MSRP.
Angel Cuesta joins The American as the two brands that are rolled at the El Reloj factory.
The 2022 PCA Trade Show opens July 9, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. J.C. Newman says Angel Cuesta will ship to select retailers this fall.
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