Cigar Aficionado

Big Fuentes for Charity

The Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF cigar is a big, rare and powerful smoke that's not part of the standard Fuente Fuente OpusX portfolio. The complex figurados have crazy heads known as Cuban ticklers, pointed feet wrapped with a strip of leaf different from the rest of the wrapper, and are only sold on special occasion, or in very limited form.

Prometheus International Inc. has released a batch for charity, and the company says they are still available. They are part of the 2010 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX for Cigar Family Charitable Foundation Humidor by Prometheus, which went on sale at the very end of 2010.

A box of 22 cigars—half maduro, half natural—come with a Prometheus humidor. Each humidor is serial-numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. All Fuente Fuente OpusX cigars have age on them, but these are particularly old, having been made in 2007. The MSRP of the total package is $1,995.

All net profits from the sales proceeds are donated to Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which helps the impoverished children in the Bonao region of the Dominican Republic.