At the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, AJ Fernandez Cigars showed off a new cigar called El Mayimbe.  This is a cigar that had been hinted about for some time.  The cigar is described as a limited edition cigar that will be available “while supplies last”.

In terms of the name El Mayimbe, A. Fernandez Cigars describes the name in some company literature as follows:

The term comes from the Taino Indians of the Quisqueya Island.  Simply translated it means ‘the Village Chief’.  In modern day Latino culture a “Mayimbe” is a person who everyone loves to be around.  Likewise you will traditionally find a “Mayimbe” around people who are happy, fun, and a have a true passion for life.

Inner box of El Mayimbe
El Mayimbe

At a glance, here are the details around the El Mayimbe cigar:

Blend Profile

The cigar is made at Tabacalera Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua.   An interesting component is that there is Honduran tobacco in the blend.

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Select
Binder: AJ Fernandez Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran Jamastran, and “AJ Fernandez “Privativo”

Vitolas Available

There will be four sizes of the El Mayimbe.  Each of the four sizes will be a 56 ring gauge.

Robusto: 5 x 56
Torpedo: 5 x 56
Toro: 6 x 56
Churchill 7 x 56

Source: Information for this story was provided by a combination of company literature and discussions with AJ Fernandez cigars at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show.