(Miami, Florida) April 22, 2015— A.J. Fernandez Cigars is set to release the highly anticipated New World Connecticut. Until now, the Connecticut has been an exclusive to Cigar Inn. The unique blend was created after the overwhelmingly positive response from the public and critics alike, when New World was unveiled at the 2014 IPCPR. The New World went on to attain the honor of Number 1 Cigar in the World 2014 by Cigar Journal Magazine and made Blind Man’s Puff’s Top 25 List coming in at 20.
Master blender A.J. Fernandez created the New World brand to pay homage to the discovery of the “mystical smoking leaf” named tobacco by the Europeans, when their ships landed in what is now known as the New World. In November 1492, Jerez and Luis de Torres first observed natives smoking as they were searching for the Emperor of China. Unaware that they had landed in modern-day Cuba, they encountered natives that created rolls made of palm and maize leaves, in the shape of a musket constructed of paper with tobacco on the inside. One would light one end and enjoy the smoke out of the other.
A.J. Fernandez said: “The New World cigar was a very special project as it was the first cigar that was created with the help of my father Ismael Fernandez since he joined me at A.J. Fernandez Cigars. I am more than thrilled that the public reception has been so positive, that it has once again allowed us, as father and son to create the New World Connecticut.”
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade U.S.A.
Binder: San Andres Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua, Brazil
The New World Connecticut is a medium bodied cigar. Unlike the original New World, it will not be box pressed. Smokers of the New World Connecticut will experience notes of cream, wood, and almonds in a very well balanced and refined cigar. The MSRP for the New World Connecticut will stay in line with the original New World at six dollars.
- CORONA GORDA 5 ½ X 46
- ROBUSTO 5 x 50
- TORO 6 x 52
- BELICOSO: 6 x 54
ABOUT A.J. FERNANDEZ CIGARS:
A.J. Fernandez Cigars is based on the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy. A.J. Fernandez produces unparalleled, hand-rolled cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua, which have garnered numerous top ratings and acclaim from cigar publications and consumers alike. Today he continues the family legacy as he oversees production and manages the day to day operations in his factory in Estelí.