Cigar of the Week: Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8

Here’s a little cigar trivia for you, too. Do you know how this cigar got to be called the “8-5-8?”

“…My father showed me how to blend the tobaccos into a shape which later became known as the Flor Fina 8-5-8®. And when my father passed away at the age of 85, as a way of honoring him and as a means of expressing our eternal love for him, we called it 8-5-8 so that the number would be legible from both directions. It became very well accepted almost immediately. Since he was instrumental in originating this cigar, I am sure he would be delighted to know that the 8-5-8 is still our largest selling shape.” – Carlos Fuente Sr.

The Flor Fina 8-5-8 is one of those “must-smoke” cigars. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, get your hands on one – and quickly, too – they don’t stay in stock for very long.

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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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