Arturo Fuente cigars are more than just the finest smoking enjoyment a cigar lover can experience, it represents four generations of a cigar family tradition, that include love, pride, and personal sacrifices. Every Arturo Fuente cigar carries the personal family touch that makes it one of the world’s finest.
Only the highest quality vintage tobaccos and hand workmanship go into Arturo Fuente cigars, making them a blend of art and craftsmanship. Each leaf is personally selected from a private family reserve set aside exclusively for the making of these premium cigars. Blended with the finest Arturo Fuente Tobaccos internationally recognized for their superiority, the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva cigar is then skillfully rolled with African Cameroon, Connecticut Shade or the most recent addition to the Gran Reserva line, Ecuadorian Sun Grown, these wrapper tobaccos are the most expensive and sought after wrapper tobacco in the world.
The honor of making the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva is given only to the most gifted cigar makers, those with the rare skills needed to create this uniquely blended cigar. Taking absolutely no short cuts, every critical step is done completely by hand, to ensure a finished cigar without parallel.
Arturo Fuente cigars are then aged in Spanish cedar vaults to a peak of perfection to create a marriage of the blends producing an excellent individualistic heavyweight cigar to be counted among the worlds finest.
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos
The Fuente cigar family took an extraordinary long period of time to determine which of their rare vintage tobaccos should be blended to produce the now internationally famed Don Carlos cigars.
In every way possible, Carlos Fuente Sr. strived to attain the ultimate in rich flavor, flawless wrapper color and superior construction in each and every Don Carlos cigar. Today, cigar aficionados from all over the world, as well as thousands of serious American cigar smokers have acknowledged the Don Carlos cigar is indeed outstanding and worthy of the title, Pride of the Fuente Family.
Arturo Fuente Hemingway
Carlos Fuente Jr. describes the Arturo Fuente Hemingway cigar line:
“My grandfather always made Cuban Perfecto Cigars. Perfecto cigars were very, very, popular during the 1920’s 30’s and 40’s. I remember when I was growing up in the factory, we made a lot of cigars that were Perfecto shaped. We made Perfectos by hand and as time went by there were less and less cigar makers rolling Perfectos, because these cigar makers were older, they retired, they passed away. It took a real master to make a true Cuban Perfecto cigar. The Perfectos my grandfather used to make were called Arturo Fuente Fancy Tales.
Ever since I was a child I was always fascinated with that shape, the old world, and the really difficult art of the craft that the Cuban Perfecto cigar represents. So, when we first came here to the Dominican Republic in 1980, I thought we should start making those cigar shapes again. There was no one making Perfecto shapes. My father was the only one that knew how to make those shaped cigars because he had been taught by my grandfather. He told me on one of the trips back to Ybor City he was going to try to find some of the old molds, but he didn’t know where they were. He was sure he had kept them around, but he didn’t know where, It was important to find the original molds because no one could make those molds, the gentleman that had made them for us, passed away. He never shared the secret of making the perfecto molds, he didn’t pass it on and as a matter of fact, nobody wanted to make those cigars. There was no demand for that cigar. It was something that was lost. That’s why it was important that we find the original molds and as fate would have it, my father found them in our Ybor City cigar factory. He then started practicing making the Cuban Perfecto shape. At first he just made a few for himself, working on the blend and so forth. After he was satisfied with the blend and the shape my father taught our master roller to make it, to make it for him. We used to make, maybe twenty cigars a day just for ourselves to smoke and enjoy.
That first cigar is what is known today as the Hemingway Signature cigar 6 x 47. The Hemingway Signature cigar was introduced in 1983 and that was the only shape available until around 1988 when we introduced the Hemingway Classic and the Hemingway Masterpiece. About that same time my father wanted to develop something totally different, unseen in cigars. So we started fooling around with a very short cigar, which was only for our own personal use. That cigar became the Hemingway Short Story.
Today we make all these fine cigars and also a few very limited shapes such as the Hemingway Work of Art, the Hemingway Best Seller, the Hemingway Untold Story and the Hemingway Between the Lines and others. These premium Dominican cigars are extremely difficult to make so our production is very small. Something special for our fellow cigar aficionados to enjoy.
The Hemingway cigars have a very warm place in my heart and in my memories. It is very pleasing for me to remember watching these cigars being made by my grandfather, and to think that these cigars are now made in our cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. That is very fulfilling. I hope that you enjoy Arturo Fuente Hemingway cigars and what they mean to myself and our family.”
– Carlos Fuente Jr.
Arturo Fuente is a member brand of Pro Cigar
About Pro Cigar
Association Of Dominican Cigar Manufacturers
In 1992, a group of the most respected and experienced cigar manufacturers in the Dominican Republic formed Procigar – An association whose objectives then, and now, are to defend, protect and promote the good name of Dominican cigars.
Preserving this heritage and maintaining the quality on which is built is the mission of La Asociacion de Fabricantes de Cigarros de la Republica Dominicana, ensuring the Dominican Republic’s continued status as the one of the worlds premier manufacturers of first-quality cigars.
Following in the footsteps of those visionaries who first recognized the crystal clear rivers and fertile mountain valleys as ideal tobacco country, building on traditions that have been passed down in meticulous detail from generation to generation, the Pro Cigar association is committed to preserving the consistent quality and unrivaled reputation of Dominican Cigars.
As part of our commitment to quality, we are proud of our Seal, which puts our member in a class by itself.
The Dominican Cigar association’s members, cigar manufacturers of many of the world’s most renowned brands, have established quality levels among themselves to make sure that the Dominican cigar, already a standard for excellence in the world, maintains its enviable status.
Each member company is committed to uphold the established guidelines that qualify their products to be known as the best from the Dominican Republic – cigar country.
Old World craftsmanship has been refined and perfected into new meaning. The Dominican’s artisans are renowned for their cigar making skills and their passion to provide supreme smoking pleasure and relaxation.
Today, the Dominican Republic, produces and exports the some of the finest handmade, premium cigars in the world.
The members of the Dominican Cigar Manufacturers Association, have dedicated themselves to the highest standard of quality and consistency to which they are collectively committed.
In the marketplace, Dominican manufacturers compete by bringing their own individual blends, with their nuances of taste and aroma, to cigar lovers all over the world.
In the Dominican Republic’s Cigar Country, each of member strives to surpass even the high quality levels set by Pro cigar. This way, cigar aficionados all over the world enjoy the most consistent, tastiest cigars money can buy.
The ProCigar guarantee seal was the first holographic seal created in the industry for premium cigar boxes. This guarantee seal is exclusive but not obligatory for all Pro Cigar members. It guarantees that the cigars under this seal are manufactured by companies that maintain strict quality control both in leaf inventory and in cigar manufacturing to ensure the consistency of the blend of their cigars. The seal is a combination of printing and holographic effect, which makes it harder to be counterfeited. Also, each seal bears a unique serial number.