Fuente Cigars have become renowned for the quality and consistency they offer cigar smokers worldwide. Fuente considers themselves to be the pride of the Dominican Cigars, because of their reliance on mainly Dominican tobacco in their blends. Highly rated Arturo Fuente cigars include the Chateau Fuente, Hemingway Cigars, Flor Fina 858, Don Carlos cigars, the King and Queen B, and the most lauded cigar in their history, the all Dominican grown Fuente Fuente Opus X.
At the forefront of it all is Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr. Working closely with his father Carlos (until Sr.’s passing in 2016), the two tobacco men carried forward their family’s unbridled passion for cigar making. Fuente’s crowning achievement is the creation of Opus X, a full bodied Dominican puro that Carlito proudly claims was his way of proving to the world that a full flavored, powerful, all-Dominican cigar could be made.
The legendary Arturo Fuente family history is one that might be easier to make into a film than to summarize in print. Their story begins in 1887 Cuba, the year Arturo Fuente was born. From the time he was a child, his father taught him how to cultivate prime tobacco and make handmade cigars. Overcoming several setbacks over the years, the company continues to thrive, and today Arturo Fuente cigars are made in the Dominican Republic.
Some people might presume that the Fuente family was part of the Cuban Revolution exile, but the family actually left Cuba in 1906. Resettling in Key West, Florida, Arturo found work as a cigar roller, and eventually the family moved to Ybor City in Tampa (at the time, the cigar capital of the world.) Then in 1912, as his reputation for making excellent cigars grew, the first cigars to bear the Fuente family name were produced. Until 1961 when the U.S. embargo went into effect, the cigars were made with imported Cuban tobacco.
Following in his footsteps was Arturo's son, Carlos. Like his father, Carlos was born into the cigar business and learned every aspect of the trade. Years later, Don Arturo passed the business on to Carlos and when Carlos Fuente, Jr., was born, just like his father and grandfather, Carlos Jr. (a.k.a. "Carlito") learned the business. Since the 1990's cigar boom, Carlos Fuente, Jr. has been "the face" of Arturo Fuente cigars.
In 1980, production moved to the Dominican Republic, where began growing their own tobaccos at the family's private estate plantation, Chateau de la Fuente. It's there that Carlos and Carlito developed the company's most famous cigars, the Fuente Fuente OpusX selection. "OpusX" cigars were the first Arturo Fuente cigars to be made with an all-Dominican filler, binder and wrapper. It took years for the Fuentes to develop this extraordinary blend, especially the wrapper leaf - no other cigar makers had success growing high quality wrapper leaf in the Dominican Republic. But the Fuente Opus X proved that it could be done.
"We are a family business," said Carlos Fuente, Jr. "Our factories and our plantations comprise our family 'kitchen.' By staying in the kitchen, we're able to consistently produce outstanding tobacco leaves and rich flavored, perfectly balanced cigars that please cigar aficionados every time, everywhere. And because tobacco is in our blood, that is all my family and I ever aspired to achieve."
Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva are the Fuente originals, highly regarded by cigar smokers world-wide as a classic that is always a smoking delight. Gran Reserva’s are built with African Cameroon, Connecticut Shade, or Ecuador Sungrown wrappers, known to be mellow to medium with flawless construction and draw.
Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente is a special cigar brand from one of the best in the business. The Chateau Fuente Natural is decadent and mouthwatering smoke, with Dominican tobaccos resting in a lush Ecuador Shade Wrapper. The Double Chateau cigar is a highly sought-after gem. Chateau Fuente Maduro is refined with sweet Dominican tobaccos captured in a richly dark Connecticut Broadleaf. Chateau Fuente Sun Grown considered to be a medium body profile and well-balanced flavors earned wide-claim appeal from cigar Aficionados.
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos shines as one of Fuentes’ most esteemed lines. The blend is medium bodied with lavish and rich tasting flavors that live up to Don Carlos’ reputation.
Fuente Fuente Opus X well known by cigar smokers all over the world for their luxury and opulence. A high demand cigar since the 90’s, this rare find includes tobacco from the mineral rich volcanic soil, executing this 100% Dominican blend with superb flavors that are simultaneously bold and smooth on your palate.
Arturo Fuente Hemingway series is literally a work of art. This masterpiece starts with a milk chocolate African Cameroon wrapper cradling a wonderful blend of Fuente’s Dominican fillers.
Arturo Fuente Especiales are value priced cigars with a classic Fuente taste. The cigar is well-packed with Dominican tobaccos underneath a caramel-colored Ecuador wrapper.
Arturo Fuente Seleccion d’Oro has earned a 5-star customer rating. This golden gem is complex and flavorful. A Fuente high-quality cigar at an affordable price.
Arturo Fuente Montesino are prestigious smokes that beautifully showcase the Fuente family tradition of well-aged tobaccos - and damn good cigars, too!
Whether it's the in-your-face power of the Opus X cigar, the rich smoothness of the Hemingways cigars, or the always tasty Chateau Fuente, Famous Smoke Shop carries the full line up of A Fuente cigars. And as always, our legendary service and super low prices cannot be beat!