Arturo Fuente

Gift Wrappers (and Fillers and Binders): Celebratory Smokes

Partagás Aniversario To commemorate the 170th anniversary of its Partagás brand, General Cigar has created the Aniversario cigar, which incorporates ligero and viso tobacco leaves from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua (including a proprietary Nicaraguan Gurdian leaf) and a Connecticut Habano binder. The crowning glory is a 5-year-old Cameroon wrapper, which imparts a sophisticated spice. […]

Holiday Lights

Much like the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, the market for top-quality cigars this holiday season is defined by three themes: the past, the present, and the future. Through the handiwork of such brands as Avo, Arturo Fuente, L’Atelier, and Cubano Limitado, smokers are once again enjoying thin and elegant lanceros, a classic cigar […]

The Mild Bunch

Arturo Fuente Casa Cuba Carlos Fuente Sr.’s son, Carlito, has blended many of the Arturo Fuente company’s recent offerings, but the Casa Cuba is a cigar that represents his father’s blending expertise. It features an Ecuadoran wrapper and Dominican binder and filler tobaccos that were grown from Cuban seeds. The cigar’s gingerbread, nutmeg, and cinnamon […]

Thin Is In

L’atelier Lat Lancero                                             Pete Johnson’s L’Atelier is among a handful of brands that are resurrecting the graceful and thin lancero, a popular cigar shape from decades past. L’Atelier’s example is traditional in size (7½ × 38) […]

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