Casa Cuevas has announced that it will be releasing a new line called Sangre Nueva at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

The company initially made the announcement via Cigar Aficionado, but has since issued a press release. The cigar is the creation of Alec Cuevas, who was recently promoted to director of brand development. The blend reportedly uses a Cameroon-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador, a Honduran corojo binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Pennsylvania. Cuevas reportedly used a larger percentage of Pennsylvania broadleaf to give the cigar added strength, which the company calls medium to full bodied.

It is being offered in three sizes:

  • Casa Cuevas Sangre Nueva Robusto (4 3/4 x 52) — $13 (Box of 10, $130)
  • Casa Cuevas Sangre Nueva Toro (6 x 52) — $13.50 (Box of 10, $135)
  • Casa Cuevas Sangre Nueva Double Perfecto (6 x 58) — $14.75 (Box of 10, $147.50)

The cigars are made at the Cuevas family’s Tabacalera Las Lavas factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The cigars are expected to be in stores by late July, according to the report.

The company declined to provide images of the cigar or official details, with a representative telling halfwheel that the company had entered into an exclusivity agreement with Cigar Aficionado for 24 hours. That individual has not yet confirmed the accuracy of the report, but did say that a press release and images would be sent on Thursday morning.

Update (July 1, 2022) — The company issued a press release with images, which have been added to the story.

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