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Arturo Fuente (cigar)
The Arturo Fuente cigar brand was born in 1912 in Ybor City, located in Tampa, Florida. Production of the brand ceased in 1924 when its factory was destroyed by fire. In 1930, production resumed.
Up until the 1960s, cigars were made with Cuban tobacco. After the U.S. embargo with Cuba was instituted, the cigars were made with Dominican tobacco.
In the 1970s, the brand moved production to Nicaragua. It ceased production there when its factory was burned down by the Sandinistas. Two months after relocating to Honduras, its factory there was destroyed by fire.
In 1980, after a brief stint producing cigars in Tampa, Florida, production was moved to the Dominican Republic, which today remains the primary center of the family's tobacco production. The company employs 2000 persons, owns 6 factories, and 4 plantations.
The Arturo Fuente line of cigars ranges from the inexpensive to the premium.
The Fuente Fuente Opus X, introduced in 1995, is the Fuente family's most renowned. There is a vast range of price and quality that encompass the Fuente product line. As stated, the Opus X is the Fuente "Flag Ship" but, others such as the Hemingway and 858 are quite popular as well. Fuente cigars provides smokers with a vast range of sizes as well, spanning from the tiny cigarillo to the giant presidente. The Fuente family also is known for quality control as well. The Fuente family packs their boxes with an advanced humidification device that helps to ensure the stability and freshness of the end product.
The long day’s journey has come to an end And the accomplishments of hard workmust be rewarded againWith peace and solace I enjoy my cigarAs smoke rings rise and float afarMy mind is content and my thoughts are sereneFor I’ve found the pleasure of life in this scene.– Carlos Fuente, Jr.
The Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva line is available in African Cameroon, Connecticut shade and Ecuadorian sungrown wrappers, all paired with the Fuente family’s world-renowned Dominican filler and binder. Their superior construction provides a long and steady burn with an excellent draw and consistent flavor throughout. Every cigar made under the Arturo Fuente brand is given complete attention to detail, and must pass numerous quality inspections before it is boxed and sealed with the Fuente family’s name.
From the first tobacco seed planted to the family guarantee label that seals each box, Carlos Fuente, Sr. and Jr., personally oversee every step in the cigar making process.
Arturo Fuente proudly presents three new additions to the distinguished Chateau Fuente series, including the release of the first Arturo Fuente tubed cigar, the Chateau Fuente King T. Complemented by a stunning new package design, all three new releases are individually wrapped with the signature cedar sleeve that accompany all Chateau Fuente cigars.
The Queen B
The Queen B is the newest addition to the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente series. Featuring an Ecuadorian sungrown wrapper, these cigars represent four generations of family tradition, pride, and personal sacrifice. Like all Arturo Fuente cigars, Queen B cigars are made completely by hand – the same way Arturo Fuente did, 100 years ago.
The first shaped cigar in the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente series, the Pyramid is rolled with select Connecticut shade wrapper tobacco and the Fuente families special blend of aged, Dominican filler. Taking no short cuts, these smooth balanced cigars must pass numerous quality control inspections before being
Another addition to the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente series, King T cigars are packaged in tubes that beautifully depict the famed Chateau de la Fuente. It is the Fuentes’ personal family touch that makes Arturo Fuente the world’s finest cigars.