For us it has been hard to really get excited about specific A.J. branded cigars these days. They have been spending a lot of time “collaborating” with other brands, and it makes you wonder how much effort they are putting into their own cigars. Unfortunately this cigar had all the makings to be great but just fell a bit short of expectation. It wasn’t a bad cigar but it didn’t make a statement either. A.J. is highly regarded in our eyes so naturally we were yearning for something more but we just didn't get it. From construction, to burn, to flavor this cigar ended up being just “so so”. It doesn’t command too high of a price coming in at $9.00 so for those die hard A.J. fans, this one would be worth exploring. For us, it just didn’t hit the mark.
Cigar band from a Man O' War Ruination, manufactured in Nicaragua by A.J. Fernandez Cigars.
Tabacalera Fernandez, best known to the English-speaking world as A.J. Fernandez Cigars, is a maker of cigars primarily grown and produced in Nicaragua and sold worldwide. The company is run by Abdel J. Fernandez, a third generation cigarmaker, and is a prominent manufacturer of cigars sold under a variety of labels, including "Man O'War," "Diesel," and "San Lotano"