Casa Fernández now shares a booth with Illusione, although the companies retain their own respective distribution networks. As for product, there’s a new JFR, which should be a big deal given the popularity of the original release. One thing not in the booth is Viaje Collaboration, which was done with Casa Fernández at the company’s TABSA factory. It is at the Viaje booth and also in retailer shelves, as it has already shipped.
Casa Fernández Aniversario Serie 2014
The blend and size (now 6 1/4 x 52) is slightly different than last year’s release. It’s made at Casa Fernández Miami and limited to 2,000 boxes of 10 cigars. The Nicaraguan puro is priced at $12.50. This will likely be an annual series, although the company has other limited editions in the works, including one planned for November. More details, here.
Casa Fernández Arsenio Oro
The red band looks similar to the white band on the Aniversario Serie 2014. It’s a Nicaraguan puro made at Casa Fernández Miami using an AGANORSA corojo wrapper. Three sizes will be made, all box-pressed, Robusto (5 1/2 x 54, $9.68), Toro (6 1/2 x 52, $9.80) and Coloso (6 x 60, $9.94). Like the rest of the show releases, the cigar is expected to ship in mid-August. More details, here.
It’s box-pressed, stronger and sold in either Nicaraguan corojo wrapper of Mexican San Andrés maduro. The cigar is made at TABSA in Estelí, Nicaragua and is expected to ship mid-next month. The JFR XT Corojo is offered in 6 x 54 ($6.92), 6 x 60 ($7.30) and 7 x 70 ($8.80). For the Maduro, the 654 XT is $7.08, the 660 XT is $7.48 and the 770 XT is $8.98. Plans are already in the works for an 8 x 80 cigar. More details, here.