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post #1 of 10 Old 01-25-2020, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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A.J. Fernandez?

Ok so I am seeing his name everywhere now. Whats the deal with him and when did he become so popular that everyone has cigars made by him? Before I purchase some sticks I would like the low down.
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-25-2020, 08:54 AM
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He been around a while he makes some real good blends his cigars hardly ever disappoint

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-25-2020, 09:40 AM
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He has been around for quite a long time. Was always a number of lower to middle range sticks when I first started with cigars that had his name on them. I enjoyed most of the ones I've tried, if you're a fan of medium to stronger blends give some a shot. They are usually not too expensive, and he's blended quite a lot across many different cigar companies. He's a pretty good blender, just without the same fame that some others have gained due to their alignments with bigger brands.



I don't think they can be found anymore..but he came out with a Latakia cigar (basically, the Kentucky Fire Cured idea) back when that was getting popular. Spectre, and they were probably my favorite cigar of that type - the smokey fire cured crazy. Still have a couple tossing around.


The San Lotano was a pretty good line back then, that are actually his own brand. I haven't tried the other lines AJ Fernandez cigars puts out, but have smoked quite a few blends he did with others.
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Get some Last Calls. You'll thank me. One of my go to cigars at $5 or under.

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AJ is one of the biggest names out there. He hits a home run now and then but itís usually in the $10 range for me.Caldwell is decent at lower price. I prefer Arturo Fuente, Black Label Trading, Liga Privada, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Roma Craft, Crowned Heads, and a few others but I will say Noel Rojas is on his way to being the next AJ Fernandez as far as name recognition goes.
NR has some great blends out there. The best access to his cigars are Underground Cigars on-line unless you live in TX close to Lake Worth cigar shop like @mpomario does.

Again thereís really no good or bad hand rolled long filler cigars because cigars are very subjective, everyone has their favorites. Taking Gurkhas out of the mix lol
But I say smoke whatever you like, thats all that matters!
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AJ is one of the biggest names out there. He hits a home run now and then but itís usually in the $10 range for me.Caldwell is decent at lower price. I prefer Arturo Fuente, Black Label Trading, Liga Privada, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Roma Craft, Crowned Heads, and a few others but I will say Noel Rojas is on his way to being the next AJ Fernandez as far as name recognition goes.
NR has some great blends out there. The best access to his cigars are Underground Cigars on-line unless you live in TX close to Lake Worth cigar shop like @mpomario does.

Again thereís really no good or bad hand rolled long filler cigars because cigars are very subjective, everyone has their favorites. Taking Gurkhas out of the mix lol
But I say smoke whatever you like, thats all that matters!
My go to cigars are most of the Ryj blend, Lgc, Fuente Anejo, Punch Oscuro and a few other, I might go back to smoking Padron 45 and other family reserve for special ocasions, but x wife kinda ruined it for me. I just see the AJ name with ryj and a few other brands now.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-25-2020, 11:19 AM
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I like the Relic.
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I enjoy the Man O War Ruination line he makes. Don't enjoy most of the other lines he makes though go figure.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-25-2020, 12:12 PM
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The Fernandez family has been in the tobacco industry for quite a few generations, AJ is the one who brought the name into the limelight, a decade or so ago he signed a contract with one of the major corporate companies and released 9 or 10 blends that were awesome at very reasonable prices, these are\were exclusive to the corporation. A few years ago he built a new factory and decided he was done with the corporate contract, so the blends that brought him notoriety are still under license to the corporate and he wonít make em anymore.
A few years ago I found a list of blends that he was involved in blending, it was like three pages long.
I still like the San Lotano, Diesel and MoW lines, there are a couple of the new lines that I think are okay.
The tobacco industry is actually fairly small and very much interwoven, the same is true of the distributors.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-25-2020, 11:49 PM
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Iíll add that the Punch Diablo to your list great full strength.
And totally agree with Noel Rojas.


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