AJ Fernandez Adding Gordo to New World Connecticut

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AJ Fernandez’s New World Connecticut is getting a new 6 x 60 gordo in August.

If will be the fifth size for the line, which uses a Connecticut shade wrapper and Mexican San Andrés binder, with Nicaraguan and Brazilian tobacco in the filler. The line is produced at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. in Estelí.

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  • New World Connecticut Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46)
  • New World Connecticut Robusto (5 x 50)
  • New World Connecticut Toro (6 x 52)
  • New World Connecticut Belicoso (6 x 54)
  • New World Connecticut Gordo (6 x 60)

There was also an event-only 5 1/2 x 54 robusto that was made for an event previewing the line in Dec. 2014, though it was never released as a regular production size. The regular production sizes began shipping to retailers at the end of May 2015.

The New World Connecticut Gordo will be priced at $8 per cigar and offered in 10-count boxes, a departure from the 20-count boxes used for the other four sizes.

The company made the announcement via Cigar AficionadoAn email sent to a spokesperson seeking to confirm the accuracy of the report has not yet been returned.

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