2019 Retailer Survey: The Best-selling Cigar Brands In America, Market Trends And More

JULY 11, 2019 | By David Clough

Cigar shop owners from across the United States have spoken: cigar sales are up, Arturo Fuente is the best-selling handmade brand, and their customers are more discerning and educated about cigars than ever before. Despite concerns over higher taxes, FDA regulations and Internet sales taking business away from brick-and-mortar stores, most cigar retailers are having a good year—and they’re optimistic about the future. These are the main takeaways from Cigar Insider’s 24th annual poll of cigar shops across America. Read More

Cigar Aficionado’s 2017 Cigar of the Year.

Occasionally, a cigar comes along that is unique in every way—interesting blend, innovative shape, intriguing story—and, at the same time, can still maintain the classic standards of excellence. This is the case with the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark, Cigar Aficionado’s 2017 Cigar of the Year. 

Casa Cuba – a Carlos Fuente Sr. Original

The Arturo Fuente Casa Cuba was blended by company patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr. His intent was to create a blend that reminded him of the cigars he smoked and rolled in his youth with his father, Arturo Fuente, using Cuban tobacco. The sizes in Casa Cuba are named after Cuban dominoes. Doble Cinco, which is a robusto size, was the most outstanding in the line. Complex and nuanced, the cigar scored 91 points. Read full review here