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FAMILY BUSINESS - CASA CUEVAS

Posted on July 26 2019

ABOUT A HALF DOZEN YEARS AGO, I WAS WALKING THROUGH MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO MEET WITH A GENTLEMAN NAMED LUIS CUEVAS JR.  WE HAD ONLY SPOKEN ON THE PHONE A COUPLE TIMES, BUT I FELT AS THOUGH THIS PERSON WAS GOING TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN MY LIFE.  WE FLEW TOGETHER TO HIS FAMILY’S CIGAR FACTORY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, TABACALERA LAS LAVAS S.R.L.

 

 

FROM THAT FIRST VISIT TO SANTIAGO, I KNEW EVERYTHING WOULD CHANGE FOR ME, IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY.

 

I PREFACED THIS POST WITH THAT PARAGRAPH BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP AND WHY THESE WORDS ARE SO VERY IMPORTANT AND PERSONAL TO ME.  I AM SUPER EXCITED TO WRITE THIS. 

 

THEIR CIGAR STORY BEGAN DURING THE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE OF CUBA.  THE   FAMILY’S BUSINESS SPANS FOUR GENERATIONS.  IN 2016, THEY DECIDED TO CREATE THEIR OWN BRAND. 

 

CASA CUEVAS WAS BORN.

 

MY FATHER USED TO SAY, EACH GENERATION IS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE THE FAMILY IN A BETTER POSITION THAN IT WAS RECEIVED IN.

 

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT LUIS IS DOING.  HE IS EXPANDING THE FAMILY LEGACY BY CREATING A CIGAR BRAND AND PROUDLY GIVING IT THE FAMILY NAME.  LUIS CUEVAS SR., TRULY ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET, I PERSONALLY CONSIDER BEING A TOBACCO PROFESSOR.  FOR ANY PERSON THAT UNDERSTANDS THE TRUE VALUE OF LISTENING, THIS MAN IS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND HE SAYS WHAT HE MEANS.  TO COMPLETE THE TEAM, GABRIEL ALVAREZ WAS BROUGHT ABOARD AS THE DIRECTOR OF SALES.  (I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING HIM SOON.)

 

SINCE THE INCEPTION OF CASA CUEVAS, THEY HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN NUMEROUS PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE ENTITIES, INCLUDING:  HALFWHEEL, CIGAR REVIEW, CIGAR DOJO AND JR CIGARS, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

 

“GREATNESS COMES FROM ADVERSITY.”

 

I DON’T KNOW WHO FIRST SAID THAT; BUT THEY ARE CORRECT.  THIS CANNOT BE ANY MORE EVIDENT THAT THE ADVERSITY THESE GUYS EXPERIENCED, EARLIER THIS YEAR.  THE CASA CUEVAS WAREHOUSE IN MIAMI WAS ROBBED.  THE CULPRIT(S) STOLE THE ENTIRE INVENTORY HOUSED WITHIN THE FACILITY, VALUED IN EXCESS OF $70K.  I’M SURE THIS LOSS HURT THE BUSINESS GREATLY.  THESE GUYS SIMPLY ADJUSTED, AND KEPT MOVING FORWARD.   THIS IS WHAT “BIGGER PICTURE THINKING” & “ BETTING ON YOURSELF”, IS ALL ABOUT.

 

 

THE CUEVAS FAMILY IS DOING AND SUCCEEDING AT SOMETHING THEY LOVE!  NOT ONLY AM I VERY HAPPY FOR THEM, I AM HONORED TO BE WORKING WITH SUCH WONDERFUL PEOPLE.

 

I HAVE A TERRIFIC AMOUNT OF ADMIRATION AND RESPECT FOR THESE GUYS!

 

IN CLOSING, I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU CHECK OUT CASA CUEVAS CIGARS.  CURRENTLY, THEY HAVE THREE BLENDS IN THEIR LINE-UP:

 

-  CONNECTICUT

-  HABANO

-  MADURO

 

 

    THE CIGARS ARE DELICIOUS AND THE REVIEWS ARE VERY POSITIVE!

     

    IF YOU WANT TO CARRY CUEVAS CIGARS OR WOULD LIKE YOUR FAVORITE SHOP TO CONSIDER THEM, PLEASE REACH OUT AT EITHER THEIR WEBSITE OR ON INSTAGRAM.  YOU’D DEFINITELY BE DOING YOURSELF A FAVOR!

      

    PEACE AND NAMASTE.

     

    SINCERELY,

    BOWTIE.

     

    INSTAGRAM:  CASA CUEVAS CIGARS

     

    WEBSITE:  CASA CUEVAS CIGARS