IPCPR 2013: J. Fuego Cigars


The J. Fuego booth was fairly minimal, with four display cabinets containing the company’s trimmed, refreshed and rebranded offerings. Fuego recently trimmed some sizes and lines from his catalog to make way for his new showcase cigar.



The headlining product of the booth is the new J. Fuego Connoisseur, which uses an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binder and Corojo filler from Nicaragua and Honduras. It gets four sizes: the 5 x 60 Corpulent, 5 1/2 x 54 Grand Robusto and 6 x 50 Classique, all with an MSRP of $10, and the 5 x 44 Original, which is $4.00. The Connoisseur Original also comes in cello and wood boxes, the only Original to do so.


The Origen and Origen Maduro are both getting 6 x 60 vitolas and come with an MSRP of $8.50 per cigar.


J. Fuego is also offering a pair of ashtrays: $69.95 for the 12-inch version and $124.95 for the 18-inch model.


Jesus Fuego also mentioned that the 2013 Edición de Familia will be out in November, with a Belicoso Fino, Toro and new 5 x 60 vitola. He’s also reducing the quantity released for this year – as 500 boxes of 10 per size will be released. Only 100 stores will carry it, with each shop receiving five boxes of each size.

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