Arturo Fuente - Short Story
My grandfather made Perfecto cigars; they were very popular during the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. When I was growing up we made perfectos by hand, but as time went by there were fewer and fewer cigar makers rolling perfectos. As the cigar makers grew older, they retired, they passed away. It took a real master to make a true Perfecto cigar.
As a child I was fascinated with that shape and the really difficult art of the craft that the Perfecto cigar represents. So when we first came to the Dominican Republic in 1980, I thought we should start making those shapes again. At that time nobody was making shaped cigars. I wanted to bring back that old world style, just to keep the art, the tradition and the craft alive.
Today Arturo Fuente makes an entire line of Perfecto cigars with the Hemingway series. These cigars are rolled by the most experienced rollers who roll an average of 75 cigars a day. This mild-medium bodied Cameroon wrapped cigar is dedicated the Ernest Hemingway and this size is one of the most coveted in the Hemingway line.