Over the past couple of weeks, we have recapped some of the plans made by Emilio Cigars for their 2012 and 2013 release plans for 2012 and 2013. In this final post, we recap some information on two projects that Emilio Cigars is working with on with A.J. Fernandez.
The collaboration between brand developer Gary Griffith and Fernandez has proven to be successful. In 2011, they released the highly successful AF1 and AF2 cigars. They have followed it up this year with the forthcoming Emilio AF Suave. Word is from Griffith’s blog that he has more in store for 2013. Here is a recap:
Carpe Noctem is a project currently underway with Fernandez. Griffith describes this as an “incredibly
dark, strong, and spicy cigar“. He gives some insights into the blend that will feature a broadleaf maduro wrapper and “plenty of Esteli ligero in the filler“. Planned sizes include a robusto, a toro, and 6 x 60. The cigars will be sold in boxes of 20.
For those curious, the name “Carpe Noctem” translates to “seize the night”. According to Griffith’s blog the plan is for a release the first week of 2013.
For those wondering why the Emilio AF Suave and Carpe Noctem have not been called the AF3, it appears that Griffith has something else up his sleeve. There apparently are plans with Griffith to work with Fernandez on an Emilio AF3. The release date for this is further out (potentially Spring 2013), and at this time we do not more details at this time.