Fuente Friday in Malaysia. The official importer and distributor for Arturo Fuente is hosting a Zoom session. Ray Ooi from Cigars Lounge Malaysia invited Jose Blanco from Arturo Fuente y Cia to be the special guest on a Zoom session this Friday at 9 PM local time. 

Rosado Sun Grown Magnum 52

Ooi also picked a cigar for everyone to smoke during the Zoom session. It’s the Arturo Fuente Rosado Sun Grown Magnum 52, although it’s not mandatory to smoke this cigar. But it would be closer to the atmosphere of a real-life gathering where a specific cigar is highlighted. It is a 5×52 Robusto, probably the most popular vitola in the world.

The Arturo Fuente Rosado Sun Grown line is almost a decade old. For the blend, Carlos ‘Carlito’ Fuente Jr selected a sun grown Ecuadorian Rosado Habano with Dominican filler and binder. The wrapper is almost 10 years old. In the time that this cigar was new on the market it was an odd one out. In that era, everyone was releasing strong cigars, yet this cigar is medium in body, yet full in flavor.

Ministry of Cigars - Fuente Friday in Malaysia

Jose Blanco

Jose Blanco is an industry veteran. He worked for La Aurora for decades before moving around a bit. Blanco was also with Joya de Nicaragua, EPC Cigars, and works with his wife Emma on her Senorial and Freyja brands. His whole family background is tobacco and his cousin Jochy Blanco leads Tabacalera La Palma, another great Dominican company nowadays.

About a year ago, Blanco joined Arturo Fuente cigars. Blanco and Carlito Fuente have been friends for decades and now finally Blanco was available when Fuente needed him. The stars aligned and the two industry legends are now working together. Blanco is known for his many events, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he’s now internet famous for doing many virtual herfs for months on end.

To join the Zoom this Friday, 9 PM Kuala Lumpur time, use ID 869 9746 5963 and passcode 982420. Ministry of Cigars will be there, with an Arturo Fuente Rosado Sun Grown Magnum 52. We suggest you do the same.

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