Like any savvy businessmen, the father and son team of Arturo Fuente know how to please their customers. To begin with, every cigar line they produce at Chateau de la Fuente must meet a minimum standard of quality, flavor and construction, and that bar is set higher than perhaps any other manufacturer would place it. This is truly the case when speaking of the Arturo Fuente Hemingway line of cigars. In addition, the tobaccos employed are the best they can grow or otherwise get their hands on, so their blends and cigars are flavorful, distinctive and highly rated. Finally, they produce a variety of lines that offer something for everyone. Not every cigar lover is looking for a hearty, full-bodied smoke that will stop them in your tracks. Some aficionados prefer a milder blend, something smoother to accompany their activities, not dominate them. Enter the Arturo Fuente Hemingway, available in multiple sizes of excellence including Between the Lines, Untold Story, Best Seller, Classic, Signature, and Hemingway Short Story, the last being the most highly prized vitola in the line.
What goes into the perfect Short Story or any Fuente Hemingway? It starts with a select blend of Dominican leaves used for the filler and binder. You can almost taste the way of life enjoyed here in each puff – relaxed, familial, warm, and easy. These perfectos offer up a sumptuous feast of woody undertones overlaid with earthy nutmeg, cinnamon, and the aroma of a freshly cut hayfield. The Cameroon wrapper completes a well-balanced palate with a bit of spice that lingers, inviting the smoker to cool it off with a mouthful of a favorite complementary beverage. Maduro wrappers are used, too, but in very limited production, and are hard to find, though highly sought and enjoyed for their more robust flavor. Keep your eyes open around Christmas and again at Father’s Day, when the Fuentes obligingly open the vault and let a few more escape to the utter satisfaction of those who consume them.
Hemingway loved this part of the world. You’ll love the cigars produced here that sport his name. The Arturo Fuente Hemingway exudes all that he cherished in a region that still boasts the qualities he appreciated: the unhurried pursuit of excellence and pleasure, an appreciation of tradition and craftsmanship. These affordable smokes are just right for relaxing over your favorite read, imbibing a cool drink in the shade, or enjoying a warm chat with cherished company.