There are very few cigars brands that i smoke outside of the Cuban marques. This is not to mean that non-Cuban cigars are bad or poor. This just means that i rarely have the chance to smoke non-Cubans and from the small sampling that i have tried, i only really like a few. It’s a matter of opportunity and taste, that’s all.
The two non-Cuban brands i have had the pleasure of sampling extensively have been the Padrons and the Arturo Fuentes. You’ll find a good number of reviews for both here on My Cigar Blog (Padron reviews | Arturo Fuente reviews).
Padrons i am able to purchase whenever i want at great prices and selection at WTF, a local divan. But Fuentes have been elusive, and when available (locally, the Habanos Lobby Lounge has a good selection), tend to be very expensive.
So i was delighted to receive an email from Ravi, the proprietor of [adkingpro banner=’2996′], informing me that COH had been appointed an agent for Arturo Fuente. Finally, there was a reliable source of Fuente cigars practically at my doorstep!
[adkingpro banner=’2997′] is really good, and they even have the famed Anejo Sharks #77 in stock! FOR BOX SALES. Amazing. Read the My Cigar Blog review of the Anejo #77s here.
One of the things i like about the Fuente brand is that they have a little something for everybody and for every time. Feeling luxurious? The Opus X is your cigar (read the My Cigar Blog review here). Need something for a quick pick up on a lazy Sunday morning? The AF Short Story is lovely (read my review here). Have time on your hands? The Reserva D Chateau is a 7″ monster. The taste profiles of each are different, yet distinctively Fuente with varying degrees of the famed fruity, roasted raisin, flavour profile.
Good news, this is. Looking forward to reconnecting with the brand in a serious way now that access is so much easier.