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Best Arturo Fuente Cigar & Drink Pairings

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Shane K.

The Arturo Fuente portfolio is home to the finest premium Dominican cigars in the world. Modern family patriarch Carlito Fuente established the brand’s global reputation with his legendary late father, Carlos Fuente Sr. The family’s passion for premium tobacco and resilience in the face of challenges stretches over four generations.

Get acquainted with the award-winning taste and quality of the Fuente family’s finest cigars with the perfect drink in hand. We’ve paired classic Fuente cigars with classic cocktails, single malt scotch, rum, tequila, bourbon, and espresso.

1. Classic Gin Martini & Fuente Fuente Opus X

The iconic profile of one of the most made drinks in history is a fitting companion for Fuente Fuente Opus X. The classic gin martini is crisp, cold, and cuts through like lighting with a luscious herbal density. Its confident taste complements the vintage character of Fuente Fuente Opus X, an ultra-rare Dominican Puro and one of the most sought-after cigars in the world. Notes of spices, cedar, figs, and leather layer the palate throughout a long, lingering finish. Consider only the finest gin in your martini’s ingredients.

Strength: Full
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican

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2. Manhattan & Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark scored 97 points and Cigar Aficionado’s coveted ‘#1 Cigar of the Year’ title for 2017. The partially box-pressed Figurado impresses from beginning to end with a well-aged blend of Dominican long-fillers under an oily Cameroon wrapper leaf. Tasting notes of baking spices, cedar, and cocoa chauffer a rich zest in a cigar you can easily smoke while you’re sipping on a Manhattan. Request a top-shelf bourbon for more sweetness, or choose rye if you wish for an amplified spice in your drink. Both are marvelous with Eye of the Shark.

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Cameroon

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3. Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask Single Malt & Arturo Fuente Don Carlos

It’s tough not to love the pronounced but enticing taste of a well-aged scotch like Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask when you’re smoking Arturo Fuente Don Carlos. The original Don Carlos is a match made in heaven with premium scotch. Tasting notes of cinnamon, coffee beans, leather, and signature Dominican spices swell with perfect balance against the mature profile of Balvenie 14 Year which beams with a profile of vanilla, oak, and fruit flavors. Balvenie is finished in Caribbean rum casks that impart a sweet and woody character.

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Cameroon

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4. Flor de Cana 12 Rum & Arturo Fuente Anejo

Because Arturo Fuente Anejo is drawn from an oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper aged in cognac barrels, its natural sweetness is an ideal cigar to enjoy with a glass of premium rum like Flor de Cana 12. Notes of dark chocolate, figs, and coffee beans emerge with buttery spices in Fuente Anejo in a profile you’re guaranteed to savor with the sugary and dense taste of molasses, caramel, and vanilla in Flor de Cana.

Strength: Full
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

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5. Casamingos Reposado Tequila & Arturo Fuente Hemingway

Tequila’s recent emergence in the world of premium spirits is owed to the complex crispness found in brands like Casamigos Reposado. A profile of caramel, spicy oak, cocoa, and sweet agave pairs intricately with the medium-bodied Arturo Fuente Hemingway. Notes of nuts, coffee beans, cedar, and spices create a lush landscape for your senses. It goes along great with the warm character of a high-quality tequila. 

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Cameroon

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6. Angel’s Envy Bourbon & Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente is a legendary, top-selling Dominican cigar. Its approachable profile is available in three wrapper varietals: Connecticut Shade, Sun Grown, and Maduro. We recommend the Maduro, which is a Connecticut Broadleaf, when you’re craving a premium Dominican cigar with a sip of bourbon. It’s easy to love bourbon and cigars with the warm and intricate profile of caramels, maple, brown sugar, and praline in Angel’s Envy. The Chateau Fuente in a Maduro is chocolaty, spicy, and smooth.

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Varies

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7. Espresso & Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva

The original Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva is handcrafted from premium Dominican long-fillers clad in a gingerbread-hued Cameroon wrapper leaf. Its classic profile of baking spices, coffee beans, and black pepper make it an excellent cigar with a frothy double-shot of black espresso. Espresso and coffee are paired with premium cigars more than almost any other beverages because we can enjoy them anytime and anywhere we want to smoke. Don’t miss the chance to marry an unrivaled Dominican classic like Gran Reserva with an espresso.

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Varies

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