Arturo Fuente Rare Pink Vintage 1960’s Séries Happy Ending

Arturo Fuente Rare Pink Vintage 1960’s Séries Happy Ending

Rank: 10
Rating: 93
Price: $12.80
Made By: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.
Factory Location: Dom. Rep.
Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 53 ring gauge
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Strength: Medium

It isn’t very often that Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. comes out with a new brand, but when it does, it’s released with great fanfare and normally lives up to the hype. This was the case with the Rare Pinks. A perfecto shape in the line called Happy Ending delighted us from first puff to last. The striking, glossy pink boxes may have some smokers wondering why Fuente opted for such an unusual color. Like most things made by Fuente, there’s a backstory. These cigars are tied to breast cancer awareness—a social cause quite important to Liana Fuente, daughter of company patriarch Carlos Fuente Jr. A pink ribbon, as many know, is the official symbol of this women’s health movement, and a certain portion of proceeds from the sale of every box fund the worthy cause. This cigar is fantastic even without the advocacy. Some of the sizes are modeled after the perfecto shapes found in Fuente’s Hemingway line. Though a tapered perfecto as well, the Happy Ending is unique to the Rare Pink series. It’s made in the Dominican Republic and is an exciting composition that starts slowly with layers of earth, hazelnut and coffee. Once the burn goes beyond the tapered foot, the smoke bursts like a literary climax with orange peel, cloves and gingerbread.