A pair of Casa Cuevas limited editions are coming back to the market, as the company has announced that it is rereleasing its Flaco Habano and Flaco Maduro at next week’s Tobacco Plus Expo in Las Vegas.

Both cigars are 7 x 43 lonsdales—though the company refers to them as lanceros—that were first released in September 2018, but soon disappeared from the market as the company’s Miami warehouse was burglarized just a few months later. The thieves stole the company’s stock of Flacos, and with no record of which boxes had been sold and which had been stolen, Casa Cuevas decided to no longer pursue the project.

Now, the company feels it is time to go back to the project and give them a full release. The Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flaco Maduro 2021, which wears black and gold bands, uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and fillers from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Pennsylvania. The Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flaco Habano 2021, which wears bands with deep red and gold, features an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and fillers from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Pennsylvania. While the cigars are getting their release in 2022, they incorporate the year they were rolled into their names.

“The burglary was a low point for us, and so we decided to move forward with other projects but there was a constant stream of communication from retailers and consumers to bring back the Flaco brand,” said Luis Cuevas Jr., president of Casa Cuevas Cigars, via a press release. He added that the company is now planning on releasing a limited amount of the Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flacos every three years.

Both versions are being limited to 750 boxes of 10 cigars, with individual cigars having an MSRP of $13.50, and both are scheduled to ship immediately following TPE 2022.

The original Flacos were limited to just 500 boxes of 10 cigars. The line gets its name from the Spanish word for skinny, and while that would certainly apply to these vitolas, they are actually named for Alec Cuevas, the company’s director of operations and the fourth generation of the Cuevas family to work in the business.

The company produces its cigars at Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L., which is owned by the Cuevas family.

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