A.J. Fernández’s Pinolero Returns as Event-Only Release

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Pinolero is back.

A.J. Fernández has begun offering a single size of the Pinolero as an event-only offering. The cigar features new packaging, in line with the rest of the company’s branding, and is being offered in three-packs. While the packaging is new, the size is not. It’s the 5 3/4 x 54 figurado vitola that was part of the regular production line.

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Pinolero debuted in 2012, described at the time as the company’s strongest cigar. That cigar would end up going on to be described as the Pinolero Habano, a reference to the varietal of Nicaraguan wrapper. In 2014, the company added a Pinolero Maduro, once again a Nicaraguan puro though with a darker wrapper. By late 2016, multiple retailers told halfwheel the line had been discontinued.

A representative for the company didn’t comment on any further plans for the brand beyond the event-only three-packs.

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