Cigar Country Benefit 2016

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Carlitos Fuente

We come bearing good news for all cigar lovers; the day for the Cigar Country Benefit is upon us!

The Cigar Country Benefit celebrates the manufacturer of the “Top Dominican Cigar 2015”: Tabacalera Arturo Fuente. Its Don Carlos Belicoso earned #4 Cigar of 2015 by Cigar Aficionado! A very well deserved ranking, the Don Carlos Belicoso is praised for its Cameroon wrapper and nutty and vanilla bean flavor. Garnering spot #10 back in 2006, this cigar has come a long way and it is definitely a must try!

See David Savona, Executive Editor of Cigar Aficionado, and Gregory Mottola, Senior Editor, light it up here.

Cigar Aficionado notes: “The brand was named after Carlos Fuente Sr., patriarch of the Fuente family. The factory, Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia is the largest family-owned cigar-making operation in the premium cigar business.  Fuente Sr. recently turned 80, and the Don Carlos is said to be blended to his personal taste.”

The Cameroon and Dominican tobacco have been used in Tabacalera A. Fuente since establishing 30 years ago and their cigars are aged for no less than a year. The Don Carlos Belicoso has distinct chocolate aroma sweet-and-sour finish. The portfolio currently has seven sizes.

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Sales from this year’s benefit go to the “Dream Project,” which is an early childhood education program for underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic. The “Dream Project” believes all children and youth in the Dominican Republic should have equal opportunities and that education can change lives. Click here to learn more about their history and goals.

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Cigar Country Benefit 2016

Logo C. of the Year 2015

When: April 14th at 7:00 pm

Where: JW Marriott, Santo Domingo


Purchase online at Eventbrite or by phone at (809) 571.0497

VIP $250

Includes assigned seating in area manufacturers, ultra premium beverages, table service, a box of cigars Limited Edition year signed by Carlos Fuente Jr., tasting of cigars and other surprises.

General $150

Includes a box of Cigar of the year Limited Edition, tasting of the best cigars from Tabacalera A. Fuente and their colleagues in the industry, premium beverages, snacks, and entertainment. Throughout the night there will also be raffles and auctions of exclusive products.

Don Carlos Belicoso

2015 Rank: #4

Made by: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia

Factory Location: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Dimensions: 5 3/8″ by 52 Ring Gauge

Rating: 94