I’m not sure any company has changes its IPCPR Convention & Trade Show booth as constantly as Casa Fernández. At its core, this booth feels similar to what the company had last year, though the defining elements have all been changed. It once again is splitting a booth with Warped Cigars, though this year the division felt much more obvious with a sort of figurative line running down the middle of the booth.

Casa Fernández’s interests are quite vast. There is the Casa Fernández brand and the other associated names, of which there are many; there’s the Nicaraguan tobacco growing operation under the name AGANORSA; and then there’s three factory it produces cigars in: Casa Fernández Miami, TABSA in Estelí and SABSA in Jalapa.

Condega Corojo Serie S

This is actually a line the company sells in Spain, where there a variety of Condega lines. It’s a three-size offering using all Nicaraguan tobacco.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Condega Corojo Serie S Robusto (5 x 52) — $7.50 (Boxes of 20, $150)
  • Condega Corojo Serie S Toro (6 x 52) — $8 (Boxes of 20, $160)
  • Condega Corojo Serie S Churchill (7 x 50) — $8.40 (Boxes of 20, $168)

Launch Date: August 2017

Guardian of the Farm Rambo

The Warped/Casa Fernández collaboration gets a fourth vitola. The word collaboration gets thrown around a lot, but this is one of the few projects that meets my personal bar of what actually seems like a collaboration.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 (Jalapa)
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 & Criollo 98
  • Guardian of the Farm Rambo (4 1/2 x 48) — $7.80 (Boxes of 25, $195)

Launch Date: August 2017

Secretos del Arte

Due to a trademark dispute, Casa Fernández is rebranding its Master Mason cigars as Secretos del Arte, secrets of art. The line debuted last year in five vitolas using a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

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.