Aganorsa Leaf is bringing back the Lunatic Torch, a rare brush foot cigar with the wrapper missing from the first half inch of the vitola to expose the binder and filler allow to be smoked before joining the wrapper. The blend uses 100% Aganorsa Leaf tobacco, featuring a Corojo 99 wrapper leaf from Jalapa, a double binder and fillers from Esteli and Jalapa.
Today, Aganorsa Leaf has announced an exclusive cigar with their retail partner Stateline Cigar Lounge in Newark, Delaware. The new cigar is simply called "Stateline." The blend uses entirely Aganorsa tobacco including a corojo 99 wrapper from Jalapa, and binder and filler tobaccos from their farms in Esteli, Jalapa, and Condega. Stateline comes in one size, a 6 x 50 toro.
Aganorsa Leaf, today, announced an extension to their Guardian of the Farm line, Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch. This version was blended by Max Fernandez and Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars be a more intense smoke. The blend uses Aganorsa’s proprietary Shade Grown Corojo Maduro wrapper.
Aganorsa Leaf Habano, formerly known as the Aganorsa Leaf Tabsa Habano, is now shipping with updated packaging and bands. The redesign reflects updated designs for the Corojo, Maduro, and Connecticut lines of the Aganorsa Leaf series which were repackaged last year.
Aganorsa Leaf (formerly Casa Fernandez) has announced a one-time release production of their Aniversario line in a perfecto exclusively to IPCPR attendees. Production is limited to 250 boxes of 10 cigars and can only be ordered from their booth. The cigar measure 6 1/4" x 52 and is bunched and rolled in Miami using Aganorsa tobacco. The blend uses a Corojo 99 wrapper and binder and filler from Jalapa and Esteli.
Last years collaboration between Cigar Dojo and Aganorsa Leaf, Bonsai, has a pre-release during the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival festivities. It launched nationwide shortly after through online retailer Payless Cigars & Pipes, which is run by Smoker Friendly, the same company that runs the festival. This was one of Cigar Dojo's most successful and fastest-selling collaborations to date. Now, Bonsai is returning to Smoker Friendly, and their online store paylesscigarsandpipes.com as a limited, but ongoing release.
Aganorsa Leaf is bringing a new line to TPE 2020, Supreme Leaf. The blend features tobacco grown 100% from Aganorsa farms and packaging has a look that is unique to the company.
Aganorsa Leaf is adding a line to its JFR Lunatic series: JFR Lunatic Loco. JFR stands for Just for Retailers and has been around since 2011. The Lunatic line was added in 2015.
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Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year - 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.
Terence Reilly has returned to the cigar industry. The former national sales manager for Quesada Cigars has been hired by the Aganorsa/Casa Fernandez conglomerate as its new senior vice president in charge of sales and marketing. Reilly’s new position comes less than a month after he resigned from Quesada, where he worked for more than eight years.