Casa Cuba Doble Cinco
2016

Casa Cuba Doble Cinco

Rank: 23
Rating: 92
Price: $11.90
Made By: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.
Factory Location: Dominican Republic
Dimensions: 5" by 50 ring gauge
Filler: Dom. Rep.
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
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.