For decades Ernest Hemingway battled depression, insecurity, and alcoholism that tormented him until he died in 1961. As one of the most influential and imitated prose writes of the 20th century, Hemingway’s suicide was a tragic inverse to a great man’s celebration.
Those of you from the United States who were around back in the 1980s were some too lean years for cigar industry. For those who love figurados or shaped cigars, the situation was incredibly bleak.
The perfecto, a classic shape cigar which tapers on both ends of the cigar, had gone entirely away. It was the revival of the Arturo Fuente Hemingway cigars series in 1983 that brought them back to life.
Carlos Fuente Sr. found some old cigar molds in a Ybor City, Florida, warehouse, brought them to Fuente’s factory in the Dominican Republic, and personally taught his master roller how to make the intricately shaped smoke. Even those completely ignorant about the difficulty of making a cigar by hand will recognize that the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Classic has a supermodel’s curves. The sublime balance of an ultra-thin Cameroon wrapper pair exquisitely with Fuente’s filler and binder blend, thus resulting in a complex smoke belting of orange peel, cedar, and coffee. If you’ve never smoked an Arturo Fuente Hemingway Classic cigar, you’re missing out on one of the world’s premier smoking experiences.
Windy City Cigars carries a full line of Arturo Fuente Hemingway Classic cigars and other blends to bring back this classic cigar to the general public at an excellent low price.
Ring Gauge: 48
Filler: Dom. Rep
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, N/A