The Hemingway Short Story by Arturo Fuente is a classic cigar. Known by connoisseurs and cigar reviewers as a consistent and enjoyable experience, the cigars are produced in the Dominican Republic by cigar master Carlito Fuente. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, the binder and filler are surrounded by a light brown Cameroon wrapper. The Hemingway line is a selection of Perfectos which are produced in sizes from the small Short Story (4.0 x 49) to the mammoth Masterpiece which weighs in at a massive 9 inches long (9 x 52).
iROBUSTO was thrilled when Holt’s contacted us to review a cigar for the Holiday season. The cigar chosen for this review was the Arturo Fuente Short Story. Fuente’s are known for their consistent quality, high ratings and satisfying smoking experiences. When it comes to cigars and the holidays, it’s always a good time to reflect and celebrate. It is especially helpful to revisit a cigar that you have previously enjoyed. The Arturo Fuente Hemingway is enjoyable and delivers excellent value.
Hemingway Short Story
Best Seller – 4.5 x 55
Between the Lines – 4.5 x 54
Classic – 7 x 48
Masterpiece – 9 x 52
Short Story – 4 x 49
Signature – 6 x 47
Work of Art – 4.875 x 60
Holt’s Cigar Company
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The cigar makes an excellent presentation. Immediately, you notice the quality of the construction. The wrapper has a few light veins and light brown color. You can’t help but see the beautiful matte finish and feel. Though small, the Short Story feels like a quality cigar in your hand. The sleek Perfecto shape is good looking and lights easily.
From the first few puffs, it delivers a pleasant medium tobacco taste with tinges of brown sugar and welcoming white pepper. The finish is medium to long making the smoke easy to retrohale. The cigar has voluminous smoke output. As the cigar puts out plumes of smoke, the aroma of the room note is of a classic cigar.
The flavors remain consistent and over time the pepper increases to strong black pepper. The pepper is not overwhelming and doesn’t overshadow the notes of earth and the tobacco core. Dominican cigars sometimes have a metallic taste which is caused by the mineral content of the soil. Such is not the case with the Short Story. Strong mineral flavors can disrupt the balance of a Dominican cigar. In the case of the Arturo Fuente Hemingway, the characteristics remain balanced as it delivers medium strength and body.
Smoking Time: 40-50 minutes
As the cigar nears its end, the brown sugar fades into a pleasant bread yeast-like flavor. The Arturo Fuente Short Story never overheated or suffered from bitter flavors. During the entire smoking journey, the cigar had an even burn, and no touch-ups were required. Many cigar reviewers and sites describe smoking this cigar as a friendly and satisfying experience. One of the many good things about this cigar is that it lives up to the hype.
Gift Cards and Promotions
If you’d like to try the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Cigar or send a gift to a friend you can purchase them on the Holt’s website. The site is secure, and the selection of cigars is ample. Gift cards can be mailed to you, or you can select the eGift service, and an email confirmation will be delivered within 2-4 hours.
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Best of all, the gift cards can be used for any product that Holt’s carries and there are no expiration dates or added fees.