Welcome back my fellow cigar smokers to another one of my first impressions reviews.
Today I have for you a cigar I have been looking forward to trying, the Casa Fuente.
These cigars were supposed to be exclusive to Casa Fuente in Las Vegas but I have actually found them available online for purchase. I think if you want it to be exclusive, then keep it that way, but that is my opinion only.
I do not know much about this cigar other than the blend started out to be an Opus X blend and they changed it halfway through to become the cigar you see today. I do know it has a cameroon wrapper but the binder and filler is a secret I have not uncovered.
I am guessing at the size being a corona gorda, as I was gifted this by Tom Barbalet on twitter.
He also told me this cigar has between 3.5 to 4 years of age on it, so you can keep that in mind if you buy a fresh one and get different flavors out of it.
These cigars run from $20 and up for purchase online, so they are by no means a cheap smoke. I do not know what the Casa Fuente store in Las Vegas sells these for.
I will also apologize for doing such a plain jane video for this wonderful cigar but I had a request to fill in for today and I had to get it done in a few hours.
You may refer back to Jerry’s video he did on the Casa Fuente because more than one point of view is always a good thing.
Without further ado, I will let the video speak for me this time.
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7 thoughts on “Casa Fuente (First Impressions)”
Thanks Mike! I’m going to Vegas in November (right AFTER Big Smoke unfortunately), and plan to stop in at Casa Fuente while the wife gambles.
Curiously, the Casa Fuente cigars are the only stogies at Casa Fuente that are not grossly overpriced. It’s been almost two years since I last went, but at the time I picked up a pair of Churchills for $25 each…no bargain, but not a ripoff considering the ultra-exclusive nature of the CFs. Don Carlos line sticks were 50 to 75 percent above normal prices and Opus Xs were about the same. On the other hand, it is the only place I’ve ever seen where you can regularly get your hands on just about any Opus X you desire…if you’ve got the cash. I remember the BBMFs were $125 at the time. Someone told me later that there is a cigar in their humidor that sells for $300 or more.
Oh…as far as being able to get these online or in locations other than Casa Fuente, Las Vegas…sure, you can get them online, just like you can get Anejos and Opus Xs online sometimes. The thing to remember there is that the online vendors generally pay full price then turn around and mark them up for sale online. This behavior is usually not officially sanctioned by Fuente, but there not much they can do it about it I guess.
I smoked those two Churchills at the end of 2008 and beginning of 2009. The first was smoked at my last meeting with my California friends before I moved to Tennessee. The second was the very first cigar I smoked at our new house in Tennessee. I didn’t do a real review, but I do remember that I thoroughly enjoyed both sticks.
I found these on my first visit to Casa Fuente and I have to get a couple every time I go back I’ve really enjoyed these sticks and that is a bit odd for me as I usually don’t like Cameroon wrapped sticks.
The last time I was there was in 2008 and I have one of the cigars I got then resting in my humidor for some time in the future. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it back later this year and pick up a couple more.
This cigar is worth every penny! One of the best in my opinion. Since you can’t even call them up to have them ship you some cigars, I would say the online retailer that has these purchased a few boxes to mark up and resell online. I have tried several times to have them send me some, but unless you are actually IN Vegas, they will not sell them to you. One of my fondest memories is sitting on the outside of Casa Fuente smoking one and just watching the people pass on by with a Mojito in the other hand. Great times!
These cigars are great. I always bring back about 5 or 6 six of these smokes when I head to Casa Fuente. The experience smoking them at Casa Fuente is a whole thing in itself. Have a tangerine mojito and the cigar, listen to the Cuban-esque jazz, and keep an eye on the beautiful waitress and you’ll have a great time. As for the price, it was mentioned above about vendors buying them at full price and pricing them a lot higher. That is exactly what’s going on. They run from $18 for the corona size to $25 for the churchill. My advice, pay a visit whenever you’re in Vegas. If you do, say hi to Tommy for me, the big chubby bald asian! 🙂
Just purchased one of these last week from Casa Fuente. It was $18 or you could get the cigar and a Mojito for $20. The mojito was good, but I have not had the cigar yet and probably won’t for a couple years. Maybe I will give my impressions then. Nice review.