We’ve all heard of turning life’s lemons into lemonade, but the story behind the Arturo Fuente Añejo No. 888 cigar is just amazing. Back in 1998, when the Arturo Fuente Opus X was just as big of a deal as it is now, Hurricane Georges ravaged the Dominican Republic and caused a shortage in the cigar’s wrapper being grown only at one small Chateau de le Fuente farm. With the expertly-fermented Dominican filler and binder still safe and raring to go, someone had the inspiration to substitute a dark and sticky-sweet five-year-aged Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper which had been further rested in used Cognac barrels. The result is a 93-rated gem the likes of which may never be equaled.