There are many things that go into making an exceptional cigar. How and where the tobacco is grown; the art of hand curing, fermenting, and rolling the tobacco; what is used for the wrapper; and other factors are all part of creating an amazing cigar. Let’s discuss two of the cigars that regularly appear on top 10 lists year after year: Macanudo and Arturo Fuente.
- Macanudo cigars are coveted for their smooth, mellow taste that has been accomplished by using a mild Dominican Republic filler blend with a binder that comes from the Tuxtla Valley in Mexico. It is finished with an exceptional shade wrapper from Connecticut. The cigars are crafted in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and the company enjoys a 40+ year tradition as a top-selling premium cigar known for consistency.
- Arturo Fuente cigars are the passion of a father-and-son team, Carlos Fuente Sr. and Jr., both master cigar makers. The company began in 1912 by Arturo Fuente, Sr., although there was a 22-year lapse from 1924 to 1946 after a catastrophic fire. The impeccable hand-made quality of these cigars has earned them a reputation as the most consistent in the world, despite producing more than 30 million cigars each year at the Dominican Republic factory. The flagship Gran Reserva® series has won countless awards.
You will find both of these distinctive brands, Macanudo and Arturo Fuente, here at the Top Leaf Cigar Lounge, along with more than 170 other offerings from top cigar producers. Stop by our Winston-Salem, North Carolina cigar lounge and shop to learn more about everything from everyday cigars to something rare and unique from our boutique blends.