Arturo Fuente

"An all-consuming passion for cigars is the unsurpassed characteristic of Carlos Fuente, Sr. and Carlos Fuente, Jr., Chairman and President, respectively, of the Dominican Republic based Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., manufacturers of internationally renowned Arturo Fuente handmade cigars." Perhaps the best-known cigar family in the industry, the Arturo Fuente family's cigar brand was born in 1912 in the Ybor City cigar district in Tampa, Florida. Up until the 1960s, cigars were made with Cuban tobacco. After the U.S. embargo with Cuba was instituted, the cigars were made with Dominican tobacco. In 1980, production was moved to Santiago, Dominican Republic, which remains the center of the family's tobacco production today. The tobacco is grown on the family's renowned plantation, Chateau de la Fuente. The Arturo Fuente line of cigars ranges from the inexpensive to the premium. The Fuente Fuente Opus X, introduced in 1995, is the Fuente family's most renowned. Fuente cigars provides smokers with a vast range of sizes as well, spanning from the tiny cigarillo to the giant presidente. The Fuente family is known for quality and their cigars are among the most sought after in the industry. Arturo Fuente Cigars