In September of 1998, Hurricane Georges tore through the Carribbean Sea causing widespread destruction throughout the region, including the famous Chateau de la Fuente far in the Dominican Republic, where the wrapper leaf for the acclaimed Fuente Fuente OpusX cigar is grown and harvested.
Two years later the storm’s destruction resulted in a shortage of Fuente Fuente OpusX wrapper tobacco. But rather than halting production, Carlos Fuente Jr. ordered the use of a different wrapper, an aged Connecticut broadleaf. Once again, the Fuente family forged triumph from tragedy, and the Arturo Fuente Anejo cigar was born.
One of the world’s most rare cigars, the Anejo cigar is rolled with the very best Dominican filler and binder from Chateau de la Fuente, then adds a 5-year-old Connecticut maduro wrapper aged in a Cognac barrel. This blend yields a rich, spicy, slightly sweet smoke and the unique aging process leaves a distinct finish.
Typically only available at Father’s Day and Christmas, this cigar is one of the most exclusive cigars in the world today.