Curivari is a boutique brand owned by former European cigar retailer Andreas Throuvalas. Curivari cigars were initially only available in Europe as there was no U.S. distribution deal until Throuvalas acquired the company in 2010. The brand aims to produce non-Cuban cigars that taste like heritage Cubans. This isn’t anything new, but the one thing that sets Curivari cigars apart is they blend their lines to taste and look like those they are replicating. Even the bands of Curivari cigars mirror the heritage cigar.
A student of food science and agriculture, Throuvalas is known for releasing an eff load of lines in super small batches. He stated that he makes 250,000 cigars a day. Each cigar is draw tested, and there are only 10 to a box to ensure the perfect draw. Curivari cigars are produced in Nicaragua by a quality-control-obsessed team. The construction is always on point and the flavors rich. Curivari cigars are all finished with a triple cap that is, of course, inspired by Cubans.
Each cigar is made using traditional Cuban techniques and authentic Cuban Criollo and Corojo seed. From growing tobacco to fermentation and aging, every detail of the cigar-making process is of the utmost importance to Curivari. It’s not necessarily the strength they are after, but rather the flavor and aroma of classic Cubans in perfect balance.
Curivari cigars have been around for around a decade, though the brand remains mysterious and a bit elusive. This only adds to the appeal. Playing hard to get works every time, right?
One of the more well-known Curivari cigars is the Curivari Buenaventura, which Cigar Aficionado named its No. 7 blend of 2013.
Please enjoy Curivari cigars at your leisure.