The Fuego family has been in the business of growing, blending, and rolling cigars for five generations (since 1876 when J.Fuego was founded as a leaf growing company) in “El Corojo” farm, Cuba. It was in 1995 when the family migrated to Central America. In 2006, after years growing, blending and making cigars for other companies, Jesus Fuego launched “Tabacos S.A.” with the release of the “J. Fuego” brand with his Natural and Gran Reserva lines. It was a celebration of 130 years of his family in the cigar industry.
Since then, Tabacos S.A. has introduced the J. Fuego Delirium, the 777 brand with Maduro, Corojo and Zero lines. The Origen brand was also introduced in 2010 with great response from consumers. There is also the Americana, Connoisseur, Heat, Edicion de Famila and Sangre de Toro (just name a few). J. Fuego Cigars offer a wide variety of flavors and prices in their cigar selection, made with tobaccos grown exclusively for Tabacos S.A.
The Americana Toro cigar is covered with a hearty looking, oily wrapper with a silky texture. There’s a strong, aromatic pre-light smell with a sweet tone. It had a very nice firmness from the cap to the foot of the cigar. Viewing the wrapper, there are very minimal veins and it is very smooth. From the wrapper’s aroma, you will find a slight sweetness with a small amount of spice.
This cigar starts off with a very nice and earthy touch. As I began to journey into the cigar, I was introduced to some sweet flavors with spice off the nose. My palate was given some creamy texture and rich flavors. The draw only got better over time as the air started to fill with rich aroma of smoke. The Americana developed into unique flavors by mid-body – the creaminess, spice, and earthiness all stayed consistent to the very end.
The J. Fuego Americana Toro is a well-constructed cigar with a smooth draw that produces plenty of thick, heavy smoke. The aroma and flavors develop in intensity, delivering very rich and full characters. It is bursting with flavors, texture, and a complex character. Its medium-body nature offers a well-rounded, clean and flavorful finish. This is an easy cigar to enjoy and it will impress you to the end.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Time Smoked: 1 hour 40 minutes.
Binder: Costa Rican.
Filler: Honduras/ Nicaragua.
Size: 6 x 54.