CIGAR A.F. ANEJO 8-8-8 MADURO



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.