New Special Cigars
Cuaba is a relatively recent Cuban trademark, being introduced to Great Britain, London, more precisely in 1996. This is the first time a new brand was introduced since the year 1968 and given to commercial production. The name of the brand, Cuaba, is the Taino dialect translation of the word for the Cuban bush that torcedores (tobacco rollers) used to light the tobacco (or the Cohiba). Cuaba has four vitolas (cigar sizes) and they are all in the figurado (translated as perfect) shape, a format very popular at the beginning of the 20th century, that had lost their public, and that the producing company, Habanos SA, decided it was time to bring back on the market. These hand- made vitolas are the Exclusivos, the Generosos, the Tradicionales and the Divinos. The cigars from the Cuaba brand mean taking the craft of rolling tobacco to a state of art. The quality is an indisputable one, the appearance of the cigars is always pleasant and the favors mix and surprise more and more with every release. In the year 1998 the line was chosen to release a very special vitola (Distinguidos) in a unique ceramics jar humidor, Millenium Reserve. The blend was created by Carlos Izquierdo Gonzales, a torcedor that has demonstrated his art and connoisseurs observe a great amount of similarities between the cigars released by Cuaba and those from Romeo and Julieta. Coincidence or not, the cigars from the two brands are rolled in the same factory.