IPCPR 2015: Arturo Fuente & J.C. Newman

Null

The Arturo Fuente/J.C. Newman booth was as boisterous as ever, with cheerful music playing and plenty of beautiful cigars and accessories to look at. All of the new Fuente cigars coming out were said to have a late September to early October release date and are all limited to 1,000 boxes.
Fuente Fuente OpusX 20th Anniversary

Fuente Fuente OpusX 20th Anniversary
It’s the 20th year of OpusX, so here’s a special anniversary box. As for that lighter, it’s a highly limited piece from S.T. Dupont, more on that in Charlie’s S.T. Dupont coverage.

Null

It should be noted, the company also has special lighters and other accessories being made by Colibri and Prometheus this year in addition to S.T. Dupont.

Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro

Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro
Next on the list is the FFOX Rosado Oscuro Oro, a 5 1/4 x 52 robusto that will retail for $14.50.

Don Carlos Aniversario 80th

Don Carlos 80th Aniversario
Along with the 20th Anniversary of OpusX, Arturo Fuente is also celebrating Don Carlos Fuente Sr.’s 80th birthday with his personal blend being used for two cigars.

The first is a 5 1/4 x 50 robusto in a 20-count box with two trays of 10 cigars and will retail for $13 per cigar. The next is a smaller size of their famous Shark, called the Eye of the Shark which is 5 3/4 x 52, retailing at $11.25 per cigar.

Arturo Fuente Short Story Maduro & Anejo No. 8-8-8

Arturo Fuente Short Story Maduro & Añejo Reserva No. 8-8-8
Returning this year is the Short Story Maduro retailing at $5.60 and the Arturo Fuente Añejo Reserva No. 8-8-8 retailing at $9.75.

As in the past, these are available to retailers depending on how much product they order.

Quorum Maduro

Quorum Maduro
On the J.C. Newman side of the booth we had the new Quorum Maduro, retailing for $2-4 each it comes in five sizes: Churchill (7 x 48), Toro (6 x 50), Double Gordo (6 x 60), Corona (5 1/2 x 48) and Robusto (4 3/4 x 50).

Diamond Crown Black Diamond 2015

Diamond Crown Black Diamond
Lastly, J.C. Newman was celebrating 120 years in business with its Diamond Crown Black Diamond. It should be shipping towards the end of the year, but many things were still being finalized including the blend and packaging, so not much information was available about it.

The company previously released the Diamond Crown Black Diamond Toast Across America Torpedo, although it was described as a rebranded Diamond Crown Maduro.

0 Overall Score

Null
Brian Burt
About the author

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010 I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

Related Posts

Null