As I noted before the show, this was an interesting year for A.J. Fernández as a company. I wondered how retailers would react to the plethora of lines A.J. Fernández, the factory, is making for other manufacturers. Abdel Fernández told me the company was experience record sales at the trade show; something that seemed believable given the traffic in the booth, even late in the day on Thursday.

The booth itself returns for another year. It features product along the walls of the booth as well as some being displayed in the middle. From the outside, the booth reminds me of a much smaller version of the company’s iconic factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

New World Puro Especial

The extremely popular New World line from A.J. Fernández gets a new release. This is a cigar that was blended by Abdel Fernández’s father, Ismael, using tobacco entirely from Fernández’s farms in Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • New World Puro Especial Short Churchill (6 x 48) — $8 (Box of 20, $160)
  • New World Puro Especial Robusto (5 1/2 x 52) — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170)
  • New World Puro Especial Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $9 (Boxes of 20, $180)

Launch Date: July 11, 2017

Enclave Broadleaf

It’s what it sounds like, the Enclave line gets a broadleaf wrapper.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Enclave Broadleaf Robusto (5 x 52) — $8.50
  • Enclave Broadleaf Toro (6 1/2 x 54) — $9
  • Enclave Broadleaf Churchill (7 x 52) — $9.50

San Lotano New Look

The full array of San Lotano lines—including The Bull—gets a makeover.

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

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.