Wrapper Type: Cameroon
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Origin: Dominican Republic
Strength: Mellow - Medium
Wrapper Color: Medium Brown / EMS
Arturo Fuente started making cigars in the back of his house in 1912 with help from his wife and two sons. From the very beginning, Arturo’s focus has been on blending tobacco of the highest quality.
The Hemingway Short Story began life as the famous Arturo Fuente Perfecto cigar in the 1920s. By the 1940s, the cigar makers were too old to make them anymore. However, in the 1980s Arturo’s grandson Carlos Fuente, Jr. decided the time had come to bring the classic Perfecto shaped cigar back to life. It was reintroduced as the Hemingway Short Story, but it’s still the same mellow, smooth classic cigar of yesteryear. You may think you’ll just smoke this cigar while you’re mowing the lawn or driving through town, but you’ll probably end up sitting down, relaxing and enjoying its deep flavors.
How do they taste so good? It begins with the air curing process the mature leaves undergo; then the leaves are hung in barns or wooden sheds and slowly dried to release their natural sugars. During this stage, the leaves turn from green to yellow and orange, then to brown. The next step is a fermenting method, which lasts for six months.
Meanwhile, the wrapper tobacco is packed in bales and aged for a minimum of two years. After aging, this tobacco is placed in Dominican rum barrels.
After the cigar is created, Macanudo adds an extra step to the cigar-making process; they age the cigars in a cedar-lined room to bring out even more flavor. The result is a mild, smooth cigar you’ll want to smoke again and again.
It's important to match the body of the cigar with the body of the liquor. Pairing cigars with wines and spirits is just one part of the balance. Ultimately, what tastes best to you is what will work and what won't. As always, if you need a recommendation, one of our wait staff will be glad to help.