The AJ Fernandez cigar brand has one of the most famed traditions stemming back from its beginning in Cuba. Since then, AJ Fernandez has a made a reputation of producing unparalleled premium cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. All cigars are made at the Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars and are managed under the watchful eye of AJ himself. The family is known for its superior quality through inherited techniques, patience, and their proprietary seeds, which are owned only by the Fernandez family. The family continues to deliver unparalleled cigars through its continued history and motivation.
“My Grandfather first started growing tobacco in pre-Castro Cuba, in our hometown of San Luis. I was taught the importance of patience and time honored methods when working with premium tobacco and have been blessed to have been given many of Cuba’s most coveted cigar making secrets. The key to my success is an uncompromising commitment to that tradition. My company is dedicated to the memory of my Grandfather Andres Fernandez and my father Ismael Fernandez.”
The San Lotano Story
A historical cigar, San Lotano dates back to the pre-Castro era, which saw the brands popularly soar among traditional Cuban cigar makers. The line of cigars was reintroduced by AJ Fernandez, whose grandfather was the first to start the brand in San Luis, Cuba. Today, the San Lotano brand has become renowned for its superb quality, construction, and blend. Cigar smokers and critics alike continue to smoke and praise the line. The San Lotano Oval was the first release under the San Lotano line. The cigar received high praises from various cigar insiders including the number 2 cigar in the world by Cigar Journal and top 25 by Cigar Aficionado.
Today the AJ Fernandez brand continues to deliver with high quality fine cigars including New World, Bellas Artes, Enclave, and Free World, to name a few.