AJ Fernandez Cigars (IPCPR 2012)
The success of Stogie Review is never our’s alone. We have lots of help. For the second year in a row, we had a lot of help getting time with AJ Fernandez. Lots of people played a role in making it happen and bringing all of us together to talk about AJ’s newest releases like Oval Maduro and what some are calling his strongest cigar to date, the new Pinolero. After a day of smoking on the show floor, I got back to our luxurious two star accommodations that Hewitt found us and I lit up a Pinolero. Wow…no kidding. I could still taste it and feel it. Will have to give it a go on a clean, fresh palate. Also, I saw one display that had the Pinolero in a beautiful figurado. Thanks again to AJ, Kris, Clay, Spence and Thomas for making this happen.