One of the two annual shipments of the Fuente Aged Selection began heading to stores last week. As part of that shipment, there’s an all-new addition to the series, which shares a name with an iconic song from the singer Prince.
That cigar is the Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain, a 6 7/8 x 44 lonsdale with a unique open torpedo cap. The shape is the same size as the recently released OpusX PerfecXion 8-8-8, a quarter inch longer than the Añejo 8-8-8 that debuted in 2014.
The Fuente Aged Selection website lists the blend as a Dominican puro. Pricing is set at $45 per cigar and limited to 300 travel humidor boxes of 10 cigars.
In addition, two familiar special Fuente sizes are also heading to stores. The Heaven and Earth BBMF is priced at $75 per cigar and limited to 300 boxes of 10 cigars. Finally, 300 boxes of the Tauros The Bull are heading to stores, priced at $60 per cigar.
Typically, Prometheus ships half the release in the winter and another half the following spring.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (CFCF), a charity operated by the Fuente and J.C. Newman families that provides education for children in the Dominican Republic.
Update: This story originally said the cigar was named after the Prince song, per Prometheus that’s not the case, though they do share the same name.