2021 Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest: The Cigars of Fuente

The third seminar at Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest showcased the cigars of Fuente. Gordon Mott, the senior contributing editor of Cigar Aficionado, and Carlos Fuente Jr., the maker of Fuente cigars, mounted the stage to great applause, the latter looking rather dashing with his white hat and pencil-thin mustache.

Before he got down to brass tacks, Fuente began with heartfelt words about what Cigar Aficionado has done for the cigar industry and how events such as Big Smokes allow him and his family to come face-to-face with the people who enjoy his cigars, a sentiment which felt all the more poignant in the aftermath of the lockdown. “If there’s anything at all this has taught me,” he said, “it’s not about cigars, it’s about people,” resulting in thunderous applause from the audience.




Tobacco Business Magazine’s 2019 Woman of the Year award winner Liana Fuente joins What’s Gooood as part of our Sisters of the Leaf Series. ALL women regardless of industry and profession because we guarantee that it will be motivating, inspiring AND empowering!

Grand Cathedral Cigars

Grand Cathedral Cigars, located in the “Cigar Capital of the World,” is one of the newest cigar lounges in the United States! Home of the Official Casa Cuba Lounge & Gardens, Grand Cathedral features one of the largest cigar establishments utilizing a unique 115 year old historical cathedral with an inside space of 7,000 sqft and an outdoor patio of 6,000 sqft. With an exclusive members-only piano bar and second floor area, we pride ourselves in providing first class service and offering the finest selection of premium cigars and craft libations!

With a soft opening earlier this year, we are proud to officially open our doors to cigar enthusiasts from all corners of the world May 22nd!

Please join us this summer for the Grand Opening Party of the century! With a special appearance from cigar dignitaries such as the reigning family of premium cigars since 1912, The Fuente Family, this event is one not to miss for any cigar enthusiast throughout the world!

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Cigar Snob’s All Decade Awards

As we turn our attention to 2021, we look back at the last ten years to see what companies, personalities, and products made a lasting impact on us. Some were chosen because they changed the game. Others were picked because they did the same thing as everyone else, but did it at such a high level that even the competition took notice.


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Arturo Fuente Launches Official Online Merchandise Store

Today, Arturo Fuente launched a new online merchandise store on its official website, www.arturofuente.com. Aimed at Fuente Fanatics all around the world, the premium cigar company is providing its fanbase with an easy-to-use retail platform where they can directly purchase all the beautiful non-cigar products that Fuente passionately creates, such as accessories, clothing, and more! “Our fans are constantly reaching out in search of where to buy the latest Fuente item” said Liana Fuente, Vice President of Brand Development. “So we created this online platform to help fans all over the globe get what they want, when they want it.” In addition to merchandise being made available direct to consumers, the online store will also include a wholesale section which will provide a bulk pricing discount to local Brick & Mortar shops. This is part of the Arturo Fuente Support Local initiative, the company’s long-standing commitment to encourage its fanbase to visit and support local retail shops. “Our family business has been around since 1912, and we have succeeded throughout these 100 years due in large part to the local mom & pop shops,” said Liana. “Therefore, every time we create a new program or initiative such as this online store, we always think long and hard on how to best include the local shops, because their success is our success too.” For this reason, Fuente will not sell any cigars nor gather any customer information via the online store.

Happy shopping Fuente Fanatics, and remember, ONLY FUENTE IS FUENTE!


Best Brand Dom. Rep. 2020: A. Fuente Don Carlos

There are many awards, but only a few are conferred by you, the consumers. The greater the suspense on Friday evening, when the winners of the coveted public awards were announced in the presence of the biggest names of the industry.

To determine the shortlists our readers were asked to nominate their top-candidates in the categories Best Brand, Best Cigar, Best Value, Best Accessory, and Best Lounge and then to determine the winner from the top five. We are particularly pleased that the public awards are enjoying unwavering growth and popularity with cigar smokers from all over the world.