Who else but AJ Fernandez could reimagine a 175-year legacy of uncommon quality to create something truly original? Let us introduce you to the H. Upmann AJ Fernandez, a distinct, balanced Nicaraguan cigar for the next generation of uncompromising adult smokers.

Much like H. Upmann, AJ Fernandez knows that tradition and unconventional thinking need not be mutually exclusive. Coming from a storied line of Cuban cigar makers, AJ combines old world technique with his own unique perspective at his factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, which has produced some of the most exciting blends of the past decade. His uncompromising commitment to quality has been fully realized with the H. Upmann AJ Fernandez.

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HISTORY OF AJ FERNANDEZ

Born and raised in Cuba, AJ Fernandez was steeped in the traditional techniques passed down by his father and grandfather. Owing to this heritage, Fernandez tobaccos possess a quality all of their own having grown from prized seeds proprietary to the family, ensuring the tradition can continue for generations to come.

THE AJ FERNANDEZ WAY

Fernandez employs aging techniques he believes works best with Nicaraguan tobacco. After fermenting the leaves in piles for a year with the stems on, they’re baled and set aside. Two years later, the leaves are unbaled, destemmed, and allowed to ferment for another three months in the open before being baled again for nine months. From there, each batch is evaluated based on the characteristics they’re exhibiting and the conditions adjusted accordingly, resulting in a perfectly aged and conditioned leaf.

HISTORY OF H. UPMANN

H. Upmann’s legacy of unconventional thinking was born in 1844, when two German brothers moved to Havana with a dream. While initially serving as both a bank and cigar business, the Upmann’s product quickly became so revered that they were able to focus solely on making cigars. Today, almost 175 years later, that legacy lives on in both name and quality with the H. Upmann AJ Fernandez—a brand new take on an age-old brand.

Taste profile

The H. Upmann AJ Fernandez is a medium to full-bodied smoke with a sweet, balanced flavor that offers notes of almonds.

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SIZES

ROBUSTO

52x5

TORO

54x6

CHURCHILL

54x7

SMOOTH
FULL