Even before the Cuban embargo, the cuesta Rey was a favorite among Dominican smokers. Its smooth mellow aroma combined with its flawless construction and rich flavor has continued to this day and only increased the popularity of this delicious cigar. It was first crafted in 1958 and is hand rolled in the Dominican Republic. It is one of the flagship brands of one of America's oldest manufacturers, J.C. Newman. There are two distinct lines, each one containing vintage Dominican tobaccos and a complex profile. The original Cuesta Rey is a smooth, mellow Dominican with either a soft Connecticut wrapper or a rich Broadleaf maduro. The Cuesta Rey Sun grown, hand rolled by the Fuente Family, has a little more of a zesty and a dash of pepper. Enjoy both of these fine cigars today and you will see exactly why they have such a great reputation.