Arturo Fuente Hemingway Between The Lines

10 responses

  1. Rich M
    January 21, 2009

    nice one Brian!

    was it a $1.50 per quarter inch that we figured?

    I’m glad I have one, but I don’t really want to smoke it, because I’m afraid I might like it, and be compelled to buy more. Its a cool stick, and the simple fact they are rolled by one guy, and you can find left handed rolled and Right-handed rolled versions… is really awesome.

    but I can’t Justify what some shops sell these for ($17+) for what amounts to (in your opinion) just a good short smoke.
    I’d rather unload that $17 on a 5er of RPSG’s

  2. Brian Hewitt
    January 21, 2009


    Yeah, I think the math actually breaks down to $1.50 per half inch. (Maybe I actually paid $11.95 for it… Can’t remember for sure.)

    I think the Reverse Between The Lines is considerably rarer than the normal BTL. But yeah, these special Fuente smokes are pretty dang cool.

    I hear you on the price. I have a hard time justifying MSRP, and it’s a rare shop that sells them at that price. (Even rarer that one sells it for under MSRP.) They’re a novelty. A fun smoke for a fun time of year. And a temptation when we’re under the influence and giving spirit (and regular spirits) of the holidays.

  3. Hayward Tenney
    January 21, 2009

    Phenomenal review. I’ve never had a Between the Lines, though the Short Story is most definitely a superior stick.

    On a side note, the gouging of prices on sought-after Fuente fare is something I find chronically annoying. Sure, they’re great smokes, and sure, exclusivity is an excellent marketing tactic, and sure, supply and demand dictate price, but…well, I guess I don’t know where I’m going with this.

  4. Rich M
    January 21, 2009

    It seemed like the low price I found them locally for was $16, and the high being $20

    I’d like to know where you got your $12 one brian lol… I can’t bring myself to smoke the one I have, which is rolled opposite of the one you reviewed, I wonder which one is the “reverse”?

  5. Matt M
    March 15, 2009

    great review brian I got my hands on these and wasn’t very impressed over the other hemingways either.
    Matt M.

  6. Brad in buffalo
    March 15, 2009

    I saw these at a B&M for 25.00 thats just crazy…

  7. soicuw
    March 15, 2009

    i have this scheduled to try within a month =D

  8. Alex in Woodbury
    December 3, 2009

    A BM in St. Paul had these for $35.00. I was surpised they had them, then suprised at how over priced they were. The anejos were much more reasonable…..

  9. travis t
    December 16, 2009

    Why pay that much when you can get an anejo instead. Or a padron anniversary.nice in the collection but that’s it

  10. Rebecca Anderson
    April 6, 2014

    The Between the Lines box is another I don’t have in the collection I’m looking for to give to my fiancé. Please help me find these boxes. Thanks!

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