Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 13 – Viva La Vida – Billy and Gus Fakih

In this episode, we welcome brothers Billy and Gus Fakih who own the Artesano Del Tobacco brand which currently has one spectacular blend – the Viva La Vida. During the show we dive into the brothers time owning the Cigar Inns in NYC, and how they met A.J. Fernandez, and the process of creating the Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 13 – Viva La Vida – Billy and Gus Fakih[…]

Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Club 500 – Rated 96

Back in April, Billy and Gus Fakih from Artesano Del Tobacco and A.J. Fernandez announced they will be introducing a Viva La Vida box pressed vitola. Building on the Viva La Vida brand success, the “VIVA LA VIDA/CLUB 500.” is described as an exquisite Nicaraguan puro that measures 6 x 60 and is box pressed Read more about Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Club 500 – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Jester – Rated 93

Brothers Billy and Gus Fakih team from Artesano Del Tobacco have been growing their small cigar brand for close to a year now, along with the help of AJ Fernandez, who collaborated with them on the company’s sole and successful offering – Viva La Vida (Live the Life). The blend intrigued AJ so much, that Read more about Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Jester – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: AJ FERNANDEZ TO DISTRIBUTE VIVA LA VIDA CIGARS

AJ Fernandez will not only manufacture Viva La Vida cigars, but also distribute the brand as well.  The Viva La Vida was recently rated 95 on Stogie Press. Former New York City cigar retailers Billy and Gus Fakih released the brand in March and have now agreed to use AJ Fernandez’ sales force across the country. Read more about Cigar News: AJ FERNANDEZ TO DISTRIBUTE VIVA LA VIDA CIGARS[…]

Cigar Review: Viva La Vida Toro – Rated 95

You might have read my pre-release review of this amazing blend from Artesano Del Tobacco known as Viva La Vida. While the company and blend is new to most cigar enthusiasts, the faces behind this cigar are veterans in the industry. To start with, the Viva La Vida is manufactured at AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Read more about Cigar Review: Viva La Vida Toro – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco – Viva La Vida Pre-Release – Rated 94

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Artesano Del Tobacco, a small boutique cigar brand based out of NYC. You may not have heard this name before, but they have a 25 year cigar history in the greatest city on earth. They started in the cigar business 25 years ago in New York as Read more about Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco – Viva La Vida Pre-Release – Rated 94[…]