Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 27 May 2013

User Rating: / 3

arturo fuentearturo fuente unnamed reserve 2012
island cigar factoryisland cigar factory dual wrap guama
key west

While the burn of the Unnamed Reserve 2012 is certainly impressive, the cigar’s flavor is even better.  The cigar begins with a tasty first third that offers up sweetness, wood, and some pepper.  Some leather and coffee come into play in the second third and mix in with the pepper.  I also notice some tasty raisins here.  The final third caps off the great experience with chocolate, sweetness, wood, and coffee.  I’d put the strength at just above medium-bodied.

Fuente has made a name for itself as a quality brand over the years, and the Unnamed Reserve 2012 solidifies that status.  The cigar is flawless in all aspects, and I loved its variety of flavors.  A single hovers in the $9 range, which is a tad high, but you are getting a superb cigar for your money.  It is also sold in packs of five and boxes of 25.  I’d spring for a box.  It’s that good.  Act fast though, as supplies are very limited.

The Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2012 earns a perfect rating of four out of four stars.

Island Cigar Factory Dual Wrap Guama


If you are headed down to Key West for some fun in the sun and want some cigars while you’re there, I suggest hitting up the Island Cigar Factory.  This chain of boutique Dominican cigar stores in Key West offers hand-rolled Cuban leaf cigars that are said to offer up a unique aroma and flavor that’s perfect for connoisseurs.  The folks at Island Cigar Factory were kind enough to send me a sampler featuring three cigars: the Connecticut, Maduro, and Dual Wrap.  These cigars were shipped in a snazzy Dominican cedar wood box with some cool Key West-related artwork the front.  In fact, they even allow you to design your own cedar gift box directly on their site,  Now that I’m done looking at the decorative box, it’s time to give the Dual Wrap Guama a try.

The Island Cigar Factory Dual Wrap Guama measures 5 x 42, but it has a bulge towards the foot that has a ring gauge of 48.  This particular format was named after the Guama beanstock plant since the cigar’s bulge gives it a shape that is a bit similar to that of a soybean.  Beyond its unique shape, the Dual Wrap Guama is also characterized by its barber pole exterior that comes from a combination of Connecticut and Habano leaf wrappers.  It should be noted that the tobaccos used to create the cigar have been aged for five years.


0 # Unnamed Reservefuelie95 2013-05-29 10:53
Agree with this review. Wonderful cigar and I was quite surprised as far as how well it tasted and smoked! Not an extreme AF fan but this is a winner!

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