At the 2022 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Casa 1910 Cigars introduced the second blend in its Revolutionary Edition Series, the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca. Casa 1910 Cigars is a cigar and lifestyle brand based out of Mexico. The company was founded by Manolo Santiago, Jamie Baer, and Serge Bolling. The brand captures the history and pride surrounding the Mexican Revolution which occurred in 1910. The Revolutionary Series, which pays homage to the battles of the revolution, made its debut in 2021 with the Casa 1910 Cuchillo Parado. Tierra Blanca is the name of an important battle of the Mexican Revolution waged by Pancho Villa which would mark a major victory for the revolutionaries over the federal forces. Today we take a closer look at the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca.
Casa 1910 has three series in its portfolio. Each series pays homage to a different theme of the Mexican Revolution. Each series is produced in a different country. In addition, Casa 1910 follows a one blend, one size philosophy – meaning each blend is different from the others, and also has a unique shape.
|Edition (Packaging Color)||Origin||Theme||Cigars|
|Revolutionary Edition (Orange)||Mexico||Battles of the Mexican Revolution||
|Calvary Edition (Green)||Nicaragua||Horses of the Mexican Revolution||
|Soldadera Edition (White)||Dominican Republic||Women of the Mexican Revolution||
Without further ado, let’s turn our attention to the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca and see what this cigar brings to the table.
Blend and Origin
As mentioned the two cigars of the Revolutionary Series are produced in Mexico. Casa 1910 has not disclosed what the factory is. The two cigars each have a different blend. When it comes to the Tierra Blanca, the cigar is not only a Mexican puro, but it is a Mexican Negro San Andrés puro with all of the components incorporating tobaccos that have been aged five years.
Wrapper: Mexican Negro San Andrés, 5 years aged
Binder: Mexican Negro San Andrés, 5 years aged
Filler: Mexican Negro San Andrés, 5 years aged
Country of Origin: Mexico
Factory: Not Disclosed
The Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca is offered in one size – a 6 x 54 Toro. The cigars are presented in ten-count boxes
The Mexican Negro San Andrés wrapper of the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca had a rich chocolate bar color to it. There was some toothiness to the wrapper. There wasn’t too much in the way of oil on the surface. With some visible veins, visible wrapper seams, and a slightly bumpy surface, the cigar has a slight amount of ruggedness, but not enough to distract from the elegance of the wrapper.
A straight cut was used to remove the cap of the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca. Once the cap was removed, it was time to progress with the pre-light draw ritual. The cold draw delivered a mix of natural tobacco, cocoa, and lime. Overall this was a satisfactory pre-light draw experience. At this point, it was time to toast up the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca and move on to the smoking phase.
The Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca opened up with notes of red pepper, earth, coffee, and lime. It didn’t take long for the coffee notes to move to the forefront. The earth, red pepper notes, and lime notes settled into the background. On the retro-hale, there was an additional layer of red pepper notes.
The coffee notes remained primary during the second third of the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca. During this stage, there was a light increase in all of the background notes. By the midway point, the earth notes increased enough to displace the coffee notes in the forefront. The coffee notes would remain in the background for the duration of the smoking experience.
The final third saw the earth notes remain primary. The red pepper notes were more prominent than at any point of the smoking experience – yet they still were background notes. The coffee and lime notes would round out the flavor profile. This is the way the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca came to a close. The resulting nub was slightly soft and cool in temperature.
The burn of the Tierra Blanca did require touch-ups to maintain a straight burn path and keep the burn line strength. The touch-ups did the trick, but more touch-ups were required than I prefer. The resulting ash had a salt-and-pepper complexion to it. This wasn’t the firmest ash, but I wouldn’t categorize it as overly loose. As for the burn rate and burn temperature, both maintain ideal levels.
The draw to the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca performed excellently. It had a touch of resistance to it. If you have ready many of the assessments from this author, you will know that this is an ideal type of draw. This was also a low-maintenance cigar to derive flavors from.
Strength and Body
The Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca started out with medium strength and medium body. For the most part, the cigar pretty much stayed in this range from start to finish. When looking at strength versus body, the body maintained a slight edge over the strength throughout the smoking experience.
BANDING AND PACKAGING NOTES
Overall I like the packaging and banding scheme of the Casa 1910 cigars and the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca is no exception. The Casa 1910 cigars have a common primary band. The secondary band denotes the name of the cigar. Given this is a part of the revolutionary series, it features orange coloring on the boxes and the secondary band.
One thing that isn’t related to the final score of this cigar is the excellent job Casa 1910 has done in promoting their brand. In a short time, they have done a good job at creating brand awareness and telling the story of their brand and its ties to Mexican history. I was quite excited to smoke the Revolutionary Series, and especially the Casa 1910 Tierra Blanca because it was a Mexican-made cigar featuring 100% Mexican San Andres tobacco. One should put aside any preconceptions about what an all-Mexican cigar should taste like. The Tierra Blanca delivered some very nice flavors. I would have liked a little more complexity, but it more than satisfied me flavor-wise.
This cigar does carry a price point of $16+ dollars. While it’s a little steep, I can say this delivered a satisfying smoking experience. It’s a cigar I could recommend to the novice or experienced cigar enthusiast. As for myself, this is a cigar I would buy and smoke again.
Key Flavors: Coffee, Earth, Lime, Red Pepper
Burn: Very Good
Complexity: Medium Minus
Finish: Very Good
Value: Buy One
News: Casa 1910 Launches Revolutionary Edition at 2022 PCA Trade Show
Source: Casa 1910
Brand Reference: Casa 1910
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