Arturo Fuente has produced a very number of rare cigars over the years, but perhaps one of the most sought after blends by connoisseurs is the 8-5-8 Rosado Sun Grown, a variant of its poplar 8-5-8 blend that incorporates an Ecuadorian rosado sun grown wrapper over a blend of Dominican tobaccos in the filler. The first incarnation was released in 2002 and consisted of only 87 boxes of 50 that were sent out to only 29 retailers nationwide who won a contest from the cigar company.
However, that was not the last time the blend was seen, as another version was released seven years later.
In 2009, when Fuente rereleased an unknown number of the 8-5-8 Rosado Sun Grown cigars, this time in smaller 20-count boxes. Retailers at that year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show were able to purchase a variety of special boxes in exchange for purchasing 25 boxes of regular Fuente product. One of those special boxes was a box of 8-5-8 Sun Growns.
There have now been three different Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Rosado Sun Grown releases.