Arturo Fuente Cigars
Arturo Fuente cigars are world famous and have been handcrafted in the Dominican Republic for several generations by the Fuente family, who are renowned producing some of the most sought-after blends around the globe. Rarely does one family excel at creating as many varieties of cigars, from nationally recognized brands to super exclusive limited editions, as the Fuentes, without relinquishing a hint of quality and consistency. Superb flavors and flawless construction define the Fuente brand and are fundamental qualities of every cigar they create.
- Price Per Cigar:$1.79 - $7.7047 options availableStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Varies
Arturo Fuente is a nationwide bestseller. Handmade in the Dominican Republic in the Fuente family factory, these cigars are rolled using a fantastic assortment of aged Dominican tobaccos. The Natural version showcases a gorgeous chocolaty Cameroon wrapper, while the Maduro version dons a dark and delicious Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Arturo Fuente cigars are rooted in a rich 3-generation family tradition dating back to the olden days of Cuba. The Fuente family has perfected the art of cigar making, for their cigars are remarkably consistent and wonderfully enjoyable every single time!read more
- Price Per Cigar:$8.50 - $11.0012 options available12 ReviewsStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
If rarity had a taste, it would taste like Anejo! There are only a handful of cigars on planet Earth that generate a full-tilt frenzy among true cigar nuts like the fabled Arturo Fuente Anejo. They are relentlessly prized and praised by all who have had the good fortune of smoking one, however, they are notoriously difficult to come by. Anejo cigars are rolled to perfection with only the finest aged Dominican tobaccos beneath exceptionally rich Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers patiently aged in Cognac barrels. Anejo bears a flavor and depth unlike any other cigar on the market. Anejos are only available in obscenely limited quantities, however, Holt’s is proud to be your one-stop-shop for fabulous deals and supremely rare, hard-to-find cigars. We are always excited to feature Anejo throughout the year as quantities are made available. Take advantage of our Notify Me feature below during periods when we are awaiting our next shipment and we will contact you immediately with an email notification when Anejo arrives. Treat yourself to one of the finest and rarest cigars ever rolled!read more
- Price Per Cigar:$4.69 - $9.2528 options available4 ReviewsStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Varies
Arturo Fuente Chateau Series is a lovely lineup of cedar-wrapped cigars. Handmade in the Dominican Republic, these cigars come in 3 varieties: Natural, Maduro and Sun Grown. The Natural features a golden Connecticut shade-grown wrapper; the Maduro sports a dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper; and the Sun Grown boasts a spicy Ecuador wrapper. The Natural and Maduro are richly flavored and medium-bodied, while the Sun Grown is full-bodied, spicy and robust. No matter which varietal you choose, you are guaranteed satisfaction. These are without a doubt some of the finest cigars for the money in all of cigardom!read more
- Price Per Cigar:$2.49 - $6.259 options availableStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Candela
Arturo Fuente Claro cigars sport bright green Candela wrappers. Handmade in the Dominican Republic, these cigars also feature a mild and mellow blend of aged Dominican tobaccos. The strength is medium, while the flavors are light and creamy with distinct notes of grass and freshly brewed green tea.read more
- Price Per Cigar:$6.87 - $12.6014 options available4 ReviewsStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Cameroon
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos is truly a masterpiece. Handmade in the Dominican Republic, these cigars are blended by Fuente family patriarch, Carlos Fuente Sr. Crafted exclusively from vintage Dominican tobaccos and exquisite Cameroon wrappers, these beauties are medium-bodied and very complex. Lavish notes of earth and cedar marry nuances of oak, espresso and chestnuts. The finish is subtly sweet and the room note is intoxicating. The ultimate in sophistication; Don Carlos cigars are as refined as refined can get.read more
- Price Per Cigar:$5.19 - $14.6014 options available7 ReviewsStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Cameroon
Arturo Fuente Hemingway is one of the most celebrated and sought-after cigars in the free world. Created by master cigar-maker, Carlito Fuente, these cigars are rolled in grand fashion using only the finest Dominican tobaccos and choicest Cameroon wrappers. Medium-bodied in strength, these lovelies are richly flavored boasting luscious notes of earth, spice and brown sugar. Available in a range of unique sizes, these super-deluxe perfectos are beautifully elegant and delicious.read more
- Price Per Cigar:$5.19 - $14.6014 options available4 ReviewsStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Maduro is one of the most celebrated and sought-after cigars in the free world. Created by master cigar-maker, Carlito Fuente, these cigars are rolled in grand fashion using only the finest Dominican tobaccos and choicest Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers. Medium-bodied in strength, these lovelies are richly flavored boasting luscious notes of earth, spice and bittersweet cocoa.read more
- Price Per Cigar:Only: $2.472 options availableStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Connecticut Shade
Nothing gives you a greater cause to celebrate than the birth of a child. On this monumental occasion, there’s no reason to skimp out on the celebrating. That’s why, whether it’s your child or your best friend’s, you should hand out something you know will be loved and enjoyed immensely; a cigar from Arturo Fuente.read more
- Price Per Cigar:$6.43 - $11.7512 options availableStrength Medium-FullCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Ecuador Habano
Carlito Fuente has blended numerous top-selling, rare and prized cigars over the years. As a recent ‘Top 10 Cigars of the Year’ selection, Arturo Fuente Magnum R showcases some of Carlito’s finest work. Silky and rich Ecuador Habano wrappers envelop a balanced, medium to full-bodied combination of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. Tremendous flavors of leather, cedar and spices exhibit an underlying sweetness with a luscious finish. Try a rarity from Fuente today!read more
- Price Per Cigar:$4.95 - $6.256 options availableStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Connecticut Shade
Arturo Fuente Seleccion d’Oro is a lovely offering from the Fuente family. Sporting a silky, golden Connecticut shade-grown wrapper, these cigars offer a creamy flavor-core embellished by notes of rich cedar and light spice. These medium-bodied lovelies boast flawless construction which ensures a smooth and pleasurable smoking experience.read more
- Price Per Cigar:$25.99 - $29.906 options availableStrength MediumCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Dominican
If you’re in search of an exclusive, special occasion cigar specifically from the Dominican Republic, Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario will likely put a rapid end to your quest. Blended by Carlito Fuente to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the famed, bestselling Don Carlos line, this premium, ultra-rare cigar is handcrafted from the finest aged tobaccos available. A glistening Sun Grown Dominican wrapper embraces the hearty creaminess of patiently chosen Dominican binder and filler components. A medium-bodied profile of coffee, cedar, almonds and figs is embellished with exquisite, signature Dominican spices. Choose from a select variety of classic formats that express the limited edition blend perfectly. Add an exquisite and superior rarity to your cigar collection today.read more
- Price Per Cigar:$25.99 - $31.0010 options availableStrength FullCountry: Dominican RepublicWrapper: Dominican
The Opus X Lost City is a very rare and well-aged blend comprised entirely of Dominican tobaccos grown on the Fuente family’s famous Chateau de la Fuente estate. Rich and oily Dominican wrappers enclose a robust pairing of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos which deliver bold, balanced flavors of leather, cedar and oak with amplified spices and a creamy finish. For fans of Fuente, Opus X Lost City is a special occasion blend with added complexity and an intriguing depth.read more
- Box of 10Only: $99.953 Reviews
Brace yourself, folks, for one of our fastest-selling annual specials! While supplies last, enjoy elite access to the highly coveted Arturo Fuente Xtremely Rare Sampler! Get the ultra-rare Opus X along with the world-famous Hemingway, Chateau Natural, Chateau Sungrown and the Magnum R blends! The Fuente brand enjoys legendary status everywhere cigars are sold, and for a limited time you can try the most-requested and sought-after cigars ever created in one exclusive sampler. This exceptional collection includes 2 each of the bestselling and most popular Fuente blends in existence. Patiently handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, every cigar included is precisely blended from the finest aged tobaccos by Carlito Fuente. The Xtremely Rare Sampler boasts exquisite spices with an unrivaled, luscious approachability. Whether you’re picking one up for yourself, or as a surefire bet to please your favorite cigar connoisseur with a gift that can’t go wrong, ACT FAST and stack the cart deep! The big demand for these rare gift collections guarantees an accelerated inventory depletion! Order yours NOW!read more
- Box of 5Only: $134.951 Review
Experience each classic format available in the ultra-rare and prized Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario blend in an awesome 5-cigar collection. Blended to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the world-renowned Don Carlos line from the Fuente family, this stunning selection is handcrafted from an extremely rare Sun Grown Dominican wrapper over an aged combination of the finest Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. Each format presents a marvelous medium-bodied profile of coffee, cedar, almonds and figs with distinct nuances. Perfect construction and an unparalleled finish make this rare assortment an ultimately luxurious statement, whether you’re looking for an impressive gift for your favorite cigar lover, or you’re searching for an extraordinary acquisition to your very own collection.read more
- Box of 6Only: $260.00
When it comes to mystique, few cigars possess the abundance present in the legendary Opus X, blended by Carlito Fuente. In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of Fuente Fuente Opus X, a small-batch of 2,000 limited edition samplers were created and made available to a few select retailers. Six exquisitely aged cigars comprise the Opus 6 Assortment with an unimaginable appeal. Fuente’s signature intoxicating spices carry deep flavors of leather, coffee, cedar, caramel and wood to finish with a creamy resonance throughout this distinct lineup. Finding any of the ultra-rare Opus X shapes and blends in this prized collection elsewhere would prove to be a monumental task. This exclusive cigar collection is presented in a handcrafted humidor cut from the finest aged, Spanish cedars. Choose from 4 classic finishes, including Black, Macassar, Red, and White. Add this esteemed assortment to your own top-shelf collection today, or get your favorite cigar lover the ultimate Opus X gift in the world! They won’t last long!read more
- Box of 5Only: $134.95
The Opus X Lost City is a very rare and well-aged blend comprised entirely of Dominican tobaccos grown on the Fuente family’s famous Chateau de la Fuente estate. Rich and oily Dominican wrappers enclose a robust pairing of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos which deliver bold, balanced flavors of leather, cedar and oak with amplified spices and a creamy finish. For fans of Fuente, Opus X Lost City is a special occasion blend with added complexity and an intriguing depth. Experience every nuance present in the exclusive Lost City Assortment in 5 exquisite formats. Impress your favorite cigar lover with an unrivaled gift!read more
- Box of 4Only: $143.95
The Fuente Fuente Forbidden X is one of the rarest cigars on the market. Forbidden X is comprised of the finest, hand-selected Dominican tobaccos grown on the Fuente family’s famous Chateau de la Fuente estate. Aged, caramel-hued Dominican wrappers envelop a bold blend of premium Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. The Fuente Fuente Opus X Story Assortment contains two Forbidden X Toros, one Forbidden X Double Robusto and one Forbidden X Robusto. Inviting notes of cedar, oak and leather combine with signature Opus X spice to deliver a medium to full-bodied profile. Add the exquisite Fuente Fuente Opus X Story to your top-shelf cigar collection today, or make a stunning gift selection for your favorite cigar lover!read more
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Arturo Fuente is a world-famous cigar brand with deep roots in the business that span several generations. In case you get marooned on an island of folks who’ve never had a good cigar, show them the way with a sporty and super-cool Arturo Fuente Hat. The durable and comfortable fabric is great for almost any casual outing and proudly displays the sturdily stitched Fuente logo front and center. Put one in the cart now and own a great, classic hat that you can wear anywhere!read more
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If you were just gifted some cigars and you don’t have a humidor, or you need extra storage because your humidor is filled to capacity, Arturo Fuente Humidor Bags are the perfect temporary storage solution. The thick plastic lining and sturdy ziplock encloses a Boveda humidification pack guaranteed to last for 6 months. Just tuck your cigars in the bag, zip it shut and store at room temperature. Toss a humidor bag into your suitcase and take some cigars on vacation, or bring home a batch of something special you pick up while you’re away! Choose from 3 sizes to fit the right number of cigars for your needs!
Small - 9" x 4 1/2" (Holds 4-5 cigars)
Medium - 11" x 8" (Holds 15 cigars)
Large - 16" x 12" (Holds 30 cigars)read more
Fuente Fuente Forbidden X is a legendary cigar brand handcrafted by the Fuente family and is synonymous with rarity, luxury and quality throughout the cigar world. Show off your love for the finest cigars available with a sleek, limited edition cutter featuring a classic black, gold and red color scheme meticulously adorned with the Forbidden X logo. Stainless steel blades can effortlessly cut up to a 60-ring cigar with perfect precision. Each blade is spring-loaded in a durable and elegant alloy housing. The Forbidden X Cutter is an excellent accessory for a formal event, as well as a cherished gift for your favorite cigar lover!read more
Fuente Fuente Forbidden X is a legendary cigar brand connoisseurs seek out around the world. Handcrafted by the Fuente family, Forbidden X cigars are synonymous with rarity, luxury and quality. Show off your love for the finest cigars available with a sleek, limited edition cutter featuring a classic white, gold and red color scheme meticulously adorned with the Forbidden X logo. Stainless steel blades can effortlessly cut up to a 60-ring cigar with perfect precision. Each blade is spring-loaded in a durable and elegant alloy housing. The Forbidden X Cutter is an excellent accessory for a formal event, as well as a cherished gift for your favorite cigar lover!read more
Fans of the ultra-rare, limited edition Opus X brand can pay homage to the legendary cigar by brandishing a sleek Opus X 20th Anniversary Ultimo X Lighter made by Prometheus. The original Opus X blend debuted back in 1995 and 2015 marks the 20th year the cigar has enjoyed an unprecedented mystique and demand among true cigar connoisseurs. The polished Ultimo X Lighter features a sturdy triple jet butane torch with two flames angled toward the center jet for a concentrated light. A seamless ignition button on the side promotes a remarkable ease of use. The Ultimo is adorned with the Opus X 20th Anniversary graphic, as well as a logo with the autographs of Carlos Fuente Sr. and Carlito Fuente on the top of the lighter. Each lighter is equipped with a built-in punch cutter on the bottom. Choose from an elegant white and gold color scheme, or the formal classic black and gold pairing. Celebrate your love of Opus X today!read more
S.T. Dupont is regarded among collectors for designing accessories with timeless appeal and impeccable beauty. The Opus X Limited Edition Ashtray perfectly captures the rarity of Fuente’s finest and most sought-after cigar. Crafted from the finest French Limoges Porcelain, the Opus X logo is presented in stunning royal red and white hues with a gold palladium, removable cigar brace destined for cradling the most prized cigars on the face of the earth. Only an exclusive handful of the Opus X Ashtrays were produced. Order an unforgettable limited edition as a gift for someone special, or spruce up your own cigar-smoking palace today!read more
ARTURO FUENTE BRAND HISTORY
The Arturo Fuente brand is globally renowned for producing numerous iconic, top-selling cigars. The brand’s origins began more than a century ago with the birth of Arturo Fuente in 1887 in Cuba. Fuente immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s, settling first in Key West, Florida. A thriving cigar industry attracted a large contingent of Cuban, Spanish and Italian immigrants to Florida’s recently founded Ybor City in pursuit of the American Dream. Fuente would eventually settle in West Tampa, a sister town to Ybor City, as the area quickly became a mecca for those working in the cigar business. By the early 1920s, the burgeoning Arturo Fuente Company employed 500 people handcrafting cigars with Cuban tobacco. Despite the company’s early success, tragedy struck in 1924 when Fuente’s West Tampa factory was destroyed by a fire. Fuente would spend more than two decades working as a general manager to repay debts on losses sustained as a result of the fire.
In the early 1930s, Fuente married and began a family with Cristina Trujillo. By 1940, Arturo’s pursuit of making fine cigars had been reignited as sons Arturo Jr. and Carlos Arturo rolled 50 cigars per day after school in the family’s home. Throughout the 1950s, Carlos Arturo Fuente would embrace a critical leadership role within the company. Several risky endeavors, including the unheard-of strategy of selling cigars on credit, paid off and proved essential in building brand awareness. Carlos effectively established distributors in both Miami and Manhattan over the next decade, greatly increasing consumer reach. As Arturo Fuente Sr. approached retirement, Carlos purchased his brother’s share of the business for one dollar and solely assumed the company’s reigns. Following the acquisition of a two-story building in Ybor City in the 1960s to serve as the brand’s factory, Carlos doubled the number of employees to 100 people. As rumors of the Cuban trade embargo swirled, Carlos Fuente keenly purchased a three-year supply of Cuban tobacco, ensuring the brand’s survival until new products could be brought to market. Subsequently, 1966 saw the release of Flor de Orlando, the Fuente’s first handmade cigar that did not utilize any Cuban tobacco. By this time, the brand’s reputation was well-regarded for a high level of quality and craftsmanship. Carlos again expanded operations with the purchase of The Charles the Great Building on 22nd Street in Ybor City to support the brand’s growth.
The legendary Flor Fina 8-5-8 cigar was released in 1975 to commemorate the passing of Arturo Fuente at the age of 85 in 1973. As the 1970s unfolded, Carlos Fuente grew tobacco in a handful of Central American regions, including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua. Chaotic political conditions proved too difficult to maintain operations in a number of areas. The Fuente family would again lose a key cigar factory in Nicaragua as the Sandinistas eroded the nation’s stability. It was production at the Ybor City location in Florida that sustained the brand during this period.
Undeterred by recent political and production challenges, Carlos began a new venture in the Dominican Republic. As his son, Carlito, became more involved in the family business, Carlos debuted the first Arturo Fuente Hemingway cigars in the early 1980s. The new product line was originally nicknamed “fancy tails” due to the unique Figurado shape in which the cigars were rolled. Thanks to an article in March of 1984 by Cigar Connoisseur Magazine, the brand was launched into the global spotlight. Demand for cigars from the Dominican Republic flourished in the 1980s, leading to the Fuente family’s partnership with the Newman family, under the Fuente Newman umbrella, to increase U.S. distribution. The brand could fundamentally advance a progressive agenda as a result.
A handful of influential factors fueled skyrocketing demand during the Cigar Boom of the 1990s, such as the debut of Cigar Aficionado magazine in conjunction with a prosperous economic landscape. Carlito Fuente would emerge as a creative force under his father’s guidance as the Fuente brand achieved an elevated status. Among Carlito’s most notable contributions was the development of Fuente Fuente Opus X, the first cigar to utilize a wrapper leaf from the Dominican Republic. Carlito Fuente’s persistent experimentation in successfully creating a true Dominican puro revealed the culmination of generations of knowledge in growing, fermenting, and blending tobacco to a pinnacle standard. To this day, the ultra-rare Opus X, is one of the most sought-after cigars ever released.
ARTURO FUENTE BRAND OVERVIEW
In the wake of its rich and storied history, the Arturo Fuente brand is responsible for producing some of the most recognizable cigars in the world. The early success of the Arturo Fuente Hemingway line cemented the company’s reputation for quality without compromise in the modern U.S. cigar market. Patiently aged wrappers from Cameroon adorn the now legendary and approachable blend of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos in the Hemingway series. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of Hemingway is the figured shape, or Figurado format, in which every cigar is rolled. In uncovering several classic Cuban cigar molds in one of his old warehouses in Florida, Carlos Fuente Sr. made a calculated decision to resurrect the artfully shaped formats with the Hemingway series in the early 1980s, despite the extra skill and training required of rollers to execute the patient design. The top-selling sizes include the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story and the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature. The cigar is not only visually striking, but provides a unique concentration of the blend in the elegantly tapered shape. Other well-known variations include the Hemingway Classic, Hemingway Best Seller, Hemingway Masterpiece and Hemingway Work of Art. Due to its phenomenal appeal, the Fuente family later introduced the Hemingway Maduro series, which presents the blend in a dark and lustrous Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Available at select retailers, Hemingway Between the Lines marries both a Connecticut and Maduro wrapper in a rare barber-pole cigar in the impressive Figurado shape.
In addition to Hemingway, the Fuente brand portfolio encompasses several other bestselling blends. The original Arturo Fuente line is available in dozens of classic formats with a wealth of wrapper options, including Cameroon, Connecticut, Connecticut Broadleaf, Ecuador and Candela. Quintessential Dominican approachability is conveyed with a remarkable depth of flavor and aroma in mild to medium-bodied profiles that exhibit the brand’s unflinching consistency. Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente is legendary for offering rich and accessible tasting notes of cedar, coffee and nuts in a range of cool-burning, 50 to 54 ring gauges. The Arturo Fuente Chateau series is praised as an excellent value in every wrapper variety, including Natural, Maduro and Sungrown. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos enjoys a monumental audience by offering a slightly stronger version of the Hemingway line in several classic shapes. The finest Cameroon wrappers in the world have made Arturo Fuente Don Carlos a top-selling blend for decades with a sophisticated, medium-bodied profile of sweet spices, chestnuts, coffee and cedar.
Although produced in extremely limited quantities, Fuente Fuente Opus X is coveted by scores of cigar loves for its richness and rarity. Utilizing only the finest premium aged Dominican binder and filler tobaccos, Arturo Fuente Opus X is cloaked in a marvelous Dominican wrapper leaf. Supreme notes of cedar, figs, raisins and spice dominate the cigar’s full-bodied profile with an unmistakable signature. Cigar connoisseurs devour the smallest quantities available in both traditional and exotic shapes and sizes, often collecting and saving them for special occasions. In the wake of a damaging hurricane season years ago, several tobacco aging barns were destroyed and the Fuente family lost much of its prized store of Opus X wrapper leaves. Facing a temporary shortage of Opus X cigars, Carlito Fuente released the Arturo Fuente Anejo series in a creative strategy to satisfy the growing audience of Opus X fans. Arturo Fuente Anejo features a stunning and succulent Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, aged extensively in a cognac barrel, over the classic Opus X binder and filler tobaccos. Although production of Opus X rebounded in subsequent seasons, Fuente Anejo continues to harbor a significant demand in its own right, particularly the prized Arturo Fuente Anejo Shark, a rare box-pressed torpedo shape. The blend is noted for its medium-bodied, decadent profile of dark chocolate, caramels and sweet spices with a distinct cognac note as a result of the wrapper’s proprietary fermentation process.
Whether you count yourself as a novice cigar smoker or a veteran connoisseur, the Arturo Fuente brand produces numerous world-renowned blends well worth experiencing. Scores of 90+ ratings, a ‘#1 Cigar of the Year’ title, and a several ‘Top 10 Cigars of the Year’ selections from Cigar Aficionado highlight the brand’s popularity and success. An undeniable reputation for quality, consistency and satisfaction has made the Fuente name an icon among cigar lovers through generations of the Fuente family’s hard work, dedication and passion. Taste the ample and legendary talents behind the legacy of Arturo Fuente today.