Casa Cuevas La Mandarria Oscuro

Casa Cuevas Cigars is adding the La Mandarria Oscuro to its lineup. La Mandarria Oscuro made its debut at the Total Products Expo (TPE) 2024 and is expected to arrive at retailers in March.

La Mandarina Oscuro consists of a dark San Andres wrapper, Habano binder, and a combination of Dominican, Pennsylvanian, and Nicaraguan fillers. According to Luis Cuevas Jr. of Casa Cuevas Cigars, the Habano binder hearkens back to the first La Mandarria release, which had a Habano wrapper. La Mandarria Oscuro comes in one size – a 6 x 52 Toro. It comes in 20-count boxes with pricing set at $12.48 per cigar. The cigar is produced out of the company’s Las Lavas factory in the Dominican Republic.

The first La Mandarria line made its debut in 2019.  La Mandarria translates to “The Sledgehammer.” The inspiration for La Mandarria came from the devastating effects of a robbery that occurred in the company’s warehouse earlier in 2019. The company explained in a press release that it is “smashing through adversity.”

Back in early February 2019, Casa Cuevas Cigars’ Miami Headquarters were broken into and completely wiped out. Using sledgehammers to break through their warehouse wall, thieves got away with over 25,000 cigars, including half the inventory of their Limited Edition Flacos; a line they were unable to replace because the numbered boxes were shipped from the factory out of sequence and there was no way of knowing which particular boxes were stolen.

Following the robbery, the Cuevas Group was overwhelmed with an overabundance of love and support from manufacturers as well as consumers. Many even offered to create crowdfunding accounts in order to help the Cuevas Group recuperate some of the costs associated with their loss. Although thankful and humbled, the Cuevas Group did not accept any of these offers and knew they would come out stronger and better from this unfortunate event.

Thus, smashing through adversity, the Cuevas Group resolutely created a positive from a devastating negative and are now proud to announce “La Mandarria” as part of their portfolio.

At a glance, here is a look at La Mandarria Oscuro:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Habano
Filler: Dominican, Pennsylvania, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L.

Vitolas Offered

Toro: 6 x 52