Cuaba Cuban Cigars History
The Cuaba Cuban cigar brand was first introduced in November 1996, to a ballroom full of tuxedo clad revellers in Claridge’s Hotel, London, by Habanos president Francisco Linares.
The line was an attempt to revive ‘figurados’, the irregularly shaped cigars known to be more difficult to manufacture but of distinct quality. These cigar types had initially been very popular in the early twentieth century but were in decline since the 1930s.
It was an all perfecto line of cigars, being of even length and even gauge. At the launch, Carlos Izquierdo Gonzalez, the brand’s originator, and a team of a dozen or so highly skilled torcedores (cigar rollers) hand-rolled the ‘figurado’ cigars before inviting guests and media.
When first introduced, the Cuaba were hand rolled without the use of a press. This meant that the original Cuabas were of differing sizes, like the historic figurados, even within the same box.
A year later, after moulds to more or less standardise size and shape were created, the original Cuabas became great collectors items.
Even with the moulds, Cuaba are still somewhat irregularly shaped cigars. They are pointed at both ends, the style that made Havana world famous at the end of the 19th century.
The cigars are produced using only Grade 7 rollers and the blend used to make these cigars was created with the aim of emulating the Montecristo profile. It should also be mentioned that the tobacco comes from the prestigious Vuelta Abajo (Pinar del Rio).
Cuaba Cuban Cigars Selection
If you would like to see the full Cuaba Cuban cigar range, you can find it below:
– Cuaba Distinguido
– Cuaba Divinos
– Cuaba Exclusivos
– Cuaba Salomones
We hope that you found this blog on Cuaba Cuban cigars both interesting and informative. To find out more or to place an order for these type of cigars, please do contact us today at Taylors Tobacconists.