IPCPR 2014: A.J. Fernandez

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There’s a New World for A.J. Fernandez, literally. The reality is the booth looks much the same, but the name of the company’s newest release tells a different story. In the booth were some new faces: Robbie Streitz is now the national sales manager and Ismael Fernandez, the father of company founder Abdel Fernandez is now with the company.

A J Fernandez New World

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A J Fernandez New World II

New World
The company believes it made a $8-10 cigar that’s priced at $6. New World samples showed a cigar that had a lot of aggressiveness on the palate, particularly the retrohale, although it’s more medium in strength. New World is a play on both the name of much of the tobacco-producing regions of the world, as well as a personal message. More details, here.

Mayimbe
Fans of Mayimbe will have to wait another year for the limited edition, high-dollar cigar. Abdel Fernandez told halfwheel he was planning on releasing the cigar next year. The company wanted to focus on New World, and its value offering, rather than another $10+ release. 

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Charlie Minato
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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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