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My Favorite Cigar
May 16, 2023

Cigar Aficionado Online By Kenneth Shouler

Journalist Jeff Greenfield is cigar loyal by a new measure. The news organizations he’s worked for—including CBS, CNN, ABC, Time, The New York Times, and now Politico—far surpass his cigar loves, numbering three. “If I had my druthers, the cigar I would smoke more than any other is the Fuente Fuente OpusX,” he says. “With or without the Angel’s Share,” a milder version of the brand.

Greenfield met its storied creator long before the Angel’s Share emerged. “I was at a Cigar Aficionado dinner at the ‘2’1 Club and sitting next to Carlos Fuente Jr., who told me he was working on this masterpiece.” Seven years later, the masterpiece emerged. “I like the mildness of it, the flavor. It’s almost impossible to find. Two friends and I occasionally go to one of the friends’ homes and talk about whatever we feel like—sports, politics, movies—in a nice garden. We exchange cigars and shoot the breeze. That’s where I do most of my smoking. The other cigars I’ve enjoyed are the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2—which is a good size and mild—and the other is Ramon Allones.” With three such legendary smokes, why even try to make it five or eight or ten?

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