This has been the year of AJ Fernandez. With so many collaborations with the big companies like General Cigar, Santa Clara and Altadis USA, AJ Fernandez has become the cigar industry’s go-to blender. That brings into question–what sort of presence would his own company, AJ Fernandez Cigars, have at IPCPR 2017?
At this year’s show, the main feature at AJ Fernandez Cigars’ booth was its new release, the New World Puro Especial. This is a spin off of its popular New World cigar, which has been on the market for quite some time. What makes this new release so special is that it utilizes tobacco grown in AJ’s various farms in Estelí, Nicaragua. It’s available in three sizes: the Robusto, Short Churchill, and Toro. This cigar will retail between $8 and $9.
Also featured at the show was Bellas Artes and Last Call Maduro, two brands that made their debut at IPCPR 2016.
The booth was busy, AJ himself had a line of people eager to speak with him during the various times we passed by his booth. I believe it’s easy to say that business is good for AJ Fernandez, even as he expands outside of his brand to collaborate with other brands and cigar industry personalities.
You can learn more about AJ Fernandez Cigars by visiting ajfcigars.com.