Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Candela

         The Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 is one of the most popular of the Arturo Fuente Cigar Co.’s Gran Reserva family of cigars. Blended in honor of Carlos Fuente, Sr.’s 85th birthday, the cigars possess aged long-filler tobaccos and superior construction. Additionally, the cigars come in a wide variety of wrappers, such as natural Cameroon, Rosado Sun Grown, broadleaf Maduro, and candela. The 8-5-8 possesses an unusual vitola at 6×47, but that ring gauge was quite common for old Tampa vitolas, such as a Soberano (5.75×47) or a corona de Cuba (6.5×47).

The 8-5-8 candela features the iconic green, extra claro wrapper associated with the olden days of the cigar industry and the Oliva Tobacco Co. Candela is created by partially curing or freezing raw tobacco leaves and then smoke curing them to seal the chlorophyll inside the leaf. The result of the process is a magnificent green wrapper with a mild flavor and a fragrant, floral aroma. The sweet, mild flavor of the candela wrapper is balanced by the aged Dominican binder and filler tobaccos, creating a perfectly blended cigar.

The 8-5-8 candela is the perfect cigar for a novice smoker or a long-time smoker. For novice smokers, it represents a perfectly constructed cigar with complex tasting notes and a mild wrapper. For long-time smokers, it represents a throwback to the old days of the cigar industry when green cigars were a common sight. The box of 25 is well worth the price point of $134.85. The cigar burns evenly, even in the case of a haphazard lighting job. The smoking experience lasts for about an hour and yields pleasant-tasting notes of tea, coriander, honey, and hazelnuts. The consistency of the smoke and flavor across multiple cigars is truly remarkable.

Black & Mild Is Here!

Created by the John Middleton Co. in 1968, Black & Mild cigars grew to become the most popular cigar on store shelves by 1996. The concept for the Black & Mild cigar was first born out of the desire to enjoy the taste of pipe tobacco without all the hassle of needing to clean the pipe. Black & Mild is most notable for its sweet-smelling smoke, which is where the brand’s slogan “Tastes great! Smells great!” comes from. Black & Mild are unique for selling their cigars with 4 different tip options: plastic, wood, untipped, and filter-tipped.

Recently, LMCigars brought Black & Mild into our inventory. Currently, we offer the Original, Select, and Wine flavors in the plastic tip. Each flavor is sold in 10/5 packs for a total of 50 cigars. The Original Black & Mild is made from a special blend of Black Cavendish and Golden Virginia tobaccos grown in Pennsylvania. This cigar gives the smokers an alternative to the pipe, but still offers the pleasant, strong flavor typically associated with it. The Black & Mild Wine features the same combination of Black Cavendish and Virginia tobaccos as the Original, but with a sweet taste of red wine added to create a unique flavor profile. The Black & Mild Select cigar is a sweet, smooth smoke with a slightly fruity aftertaste.

Priced at $41.95 for a $20 savings, these Dominican-made short-filler cigars are the perfect smoke when you only have a few brief moments!