Rare Ash: Don Arturo Gran AniverXario

I thought I’d celebrate my 30th birthday in style, so I’m smoking a Don Arturo Gran AniverXario. Jerry from Stogie Review gifted me this cigar during a herf at Bethesda Tobacco a couple of months ago, and I knew I’d be saving it for my birthday. I’m smoking the Natural version, which measures in at 6 3/8″ x 48 ring gauge (there is also a sun-grown version at 6 ΒΌ” x 46 with a different wrapper but the same filler). It features an aged Opus X rosado wrapper, and the fillers is the “AF13 blend,” which is a mix of Opus, Don Carlos, Hemingway, and 858 tobaccos. The cigars were rolled in 2002, so this cigar has about 7 years of age on it.

In addition to the review, I talk about the generosity of cigar smokers and about saving cigars for special occasions. Also I thought I’d have a little contest. Corona Cigar Company was kind enough to offer up a very nice prize pack. Check the video for full details.

Name: Don Arturo Gran AniverXario
Vitola: 6 3/8″ x 48
Wrapper: Aged Opus X Rosado
Binder: Unknown
Filler: “AF 13” a mix of Opus, Don Carlos, Hemingway, and 858 tobaccos
Quantity: 96 humidors of 96 cigars (48 natural, 48 sun grown) per humidor
MSRP: $7,500.00 for the humidor, 96 cigars (48 natural, 48 sun grown)

Contest Rules

  1. Entries must be received no later than 11:59PM EST on November 21, 2009.
  2. You may submit one guess per calendar day.
  3. You must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States to enter.
  4. You must enter a valid email address when submitting your entry.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My guess is 6:20AM

Awesome review of a cigar I will probably never see, yet alone smoke – lol Probably too strong for me anyway ;) Hope you have a great birthday with tons of good smokes!


What the hell – lets guess 8:47pm – should have asked to guess how many times your mom told your dad he is going to be celebate while in labor – LOL

You know, our store is one of the only ones in Tampa carrying this cigar, and I’ve never smoked it!

Great review buddy! Thanks!

My guess is 9:56am.Happy Birthday

4:35 a.m.

Happy happy!

Happy Birthday. Awesome sounding cigar. 6:00am!

Happy b-day man! Sounds like an awesome cigar, I think I’ll buy a couple humidors and finance it for 60 months, jk lol! I’ll guess 8:00pm

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday from South Jersey!!

My guess is 3:11am, and thanks again for the good escaparte cigars you gifted me!

Happy Birthday….let’s see…how about 3:27 PM

my next guess is 9:56pm

12:06 in the A dot M stop (your poor mother!)

Happy Birthday! My first guess is 12:39 am!

Round 2….1:14am

12:39 PM — just after lunch!

hoooo nelly!

round number #3 2:11am

4:20 Blazin

Second guess: 5:31 pm

A late baby? How about 10:43 PM?

i’m thinking around 2:20 pm

Lets go with 3:25AM

I’ll go w/ 2:35 am

Final guess: 7:11 am

5th and final guess would be 7:27pm

8:23 a.m. !

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So…. um…. what was the answer?

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