J.C. Newman Cigar Co. introduced Angel Cuesta cigars at the Tobacconist Association of America meeting this week. First rolled a century ago, this historic cigar brand is named for Angel LaMadrid Cuesta, one of the founders of the storied Cuesta-Rey cigar brand. These cigars were the official cigar of King Alfonso XIII, who ruled Spain from 1886 to 1931.
Angel Cuesta cigars are handmade in The American Room at J.C. Newman’s iconic El Reloj cigar factory in the Cigar City of Tampa, Florida. They feature a beautiful Ecuador Havana Rosado wrapper with a blend of aged binder and filler tobaccos from three continents and a pigtail cap. They are rolled in three sizes and packed in cabinets of 20 cigars:
Angel Cuesta Doble Robusto – 5.5″ x 56 with a suggested retail price of $18
Angel Cuesta Doble Toro – 6.25″ x 52 with a suggested retail price of $19
Angel Cuesta Salomones – 7.25″ x 57 with a suggested retail price of $22
A team of two rollers with decades of experience roll a total of 150 Angel Cuesta cigars per day. Because of this, Angel Cuesta cigars are very limited. J.C. Newman released Angel Cuesta to 25 TAA members and expects to release these special cigars to additional premium cigar retailers across the United States twice a year. They are also available to those visiting J.C. Newman’s Factory Store at its El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa.