The Casa Cuba from Arturo Fuente – Bringing back tradition in a modern world. The Casa Cuba utilizes an Ecuadorian wrapper over Dominican fillers, blended skillfully by family patriarch Carlos Fuentes Sr. Construction of the Casa Cuba is absolutely impeccable and “Blended to the taste of Mr. Fuentes himself” from head to toe. Smooth to the touch and a subtle oily sheen, the Casa Cuba is a great looking cigar from the outside. The inner workings are packed tightly but not too tight as to give off a rough draw. This cigar is smooth with subtle hints of spice from the moment you light up to the moment you reach the final nub. This is an "old fashioned" cigar that is blended in Fuente’s Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia factory in the Dominican Republic.
The Casa Cuba is a household name believe it or not. First registered in 1956 by the Casa Cuba Cigar factory of Tampa, FL., they were eventually bought out by the Arturo Fuente Cigar Company in the late 1970’s, but has remained relatively low key in the cigar world until their small release earlier in 2013. Now the Fuente family is making a push with the Casa Cuba and has been the talk of the town ever since the 2013 IPCPR Tradeshow. Don’t be left out of the smoking dens inner circle without a Casa Cuba cigar. Sure to make a great addition to your humidors repertoire.
Casa Cuba received a superb 91-rating from Cigar Aficionado magazine and was Voted "Top 25 Cigars of 2016" in the April 2016 issue!
Cigar Aficionado said, "Carlos 'Carlito' Fuente is not only the president of A. Fuente y Cia., but also does most of the' blending. For the Casa Cuba, he turned the blending over to his father, Carlos Fuente Sr., who died in August 2016. The blend, released in 2013, was the first cigar that the company patriarch had put together in decades. Fuente Sr. blended Casa Cuba using Ecuador Havana wrappers and a mix of Cuban-seed Dominican filler and binder.
With this brand, Fuente Sr. aimed to recreate a taste of his early days in the cigar business when Cuban leaf was legally imported into the U.S. “I blended this cigar the way I used to blend Cuban tobacco,” he said. The name Doble Cinco, is a reference to the game of dominos. Though fairly mild, this blend is full of life and character, and more importantly, could be regarded as a window to another era in cigar making."