Prometheus has announced the 2015 releases of its Fuente Aged Selection collection, a number of new products that celebrate 20 years of Fuente Fuente OpusX.
Headlining the collection are the Father and Son humidors, 200 units that can each hold approximately 175 cigars. It is being offered in five colors: 50 in Walnut Burl, 50 in Macassar Ebony, 40 in Blue Sycamore, 30 in Red Sycamore, and 30 in Yellow Sycamore.
The units are made in France and measure 21 1/4 inches wide by 11 inches deep and just over 5 1/2 inches high. Each unit includes a Prometheus Optima humidifier that is made in France and digital hygrometer/thermometer, and is serial-numbered with a certificate of authenticity enclosed. Each humidor also comes with 50 rare vintage Fuente Aged Selection cigars: eight Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Double Corona, four Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Churchill Maduro, four Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Toro Maduro, four Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X 13 Belicoso, eight Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power, four Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF, four Fuente Fuente OpusX Pirámide 56 Especiale, four Fuente Fuente OpusX Taurus The Bull, four Angel’s Share Churchill, four Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Churchill Natural and two Fuente Fuente OpusX Original Belicoso, a new release that has been aged for 20 years.
MSRP is $4,000.
The previously mentioned Fuente Fuente OpusX Original Belicoso was made in 1994 but never released. The cigars measure 5 1/2 x 48 and will also be released in a specially designed Prometheus Travel P pocket travel humidor. 400 cigars are being released, two for each humidor.
Another travel humidor is part of this year’s releases, the 2015 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX 20th Anniversary Travel Humidor. Each unit measures 8.63 inches x 6.75 inches x 2.06 inches and includes an Optima travel humidifier and protective carrying case. MSRP is $350, with 200 units produced, 50 in blue, 50 in red, 50 in yellow and 50 in Macassar ebony.
If a third travel humidor sounds like something you’d like to have, the FFOX 20th Anniversary Prometheus Travel P is for you; it holds three 60 ring gauge cigars up to 6 1/2 inches long, as well as an eight-gram Boveda pack for humidification. It’s available in a Macassar ebony veneer, with 200 units produced, each having an MSRP of $125. It does not include cigars.
This year’s FFOX6 sampler, which is also known as the Opus6 sampler, will arrive in November, and comes with singles of the Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power, Fuente Fuente OpusX Taurus The Bull, Fuente Fuente OpusX 13 Belicoso, Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Toro Maduro, Angel’s Share Toro and Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro. Inside will also be The Fuente Story: Passion Behind the Tradition and Legacy, a biography of Carlos Fuente, Sr., as well as a photo essay book entitled Journey to Chateau de la Fuente.
2,000 units are being produced: 800 in the Macassar ebony finish, 600 in red, 400 in black and 200 in white. Each will sell for $260.
The bigger collection of cigars, formally known as the Fuente Fuente OpusX for Cigar Family Charitable Foundation and informally known as Opus22, will be released in two phases: 350 in November 2015 and 150 in May 2016.
This year’s box includes the following cigars: FFOX Forbidden X 13 Belicoso (2), FFOX Forbidden X Double Robusto (2), FFOX 888 Especiale Natural (1), FFOX BBMF Natural (1), FFOX King Power (2), FFOX Lancero (1), FFOX LFMF (1), FFOX Shark (1), FFOX Tauros the Bull (2). FFOX Tiger Shark (2), FFOX Love Affair (1), Angel’s Share Churchill (1), Angel’s Share Toro (2), Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Churchill (1) and Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro (2).
Each serial numbered box comes with a certificate of authenticity and an MSRP of $975.
On the accessories side, the FFOX 20th Anniversary Prometheus Magma T is a triple-torch, wind-resistant table lighter that comes with two built-in punch cutters. 1,000 units are being produced in each black and white, each with a serial number and MSRP of $125.
There is also an FFOX 20th Anniversary Prometheus Ultimo X, another style of wind-resistant, triple torch flame with a built in punch cutter. 1,000 numbered lighters will be produced with an MSRP of $99; 650 in black and 350 in white.
The 2015 Limited Edition Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario 2008 will feature three sizes, a Robusto ($28.90), Double Robusto ($29.90) and Toro ($29.90). A sampler will come come with one Robusto and two each of the Double Robusto and Toros and will sell for $150.