A.J. Fernandez Cigars will produce a limited batch of the A.J. Fernandez New World Connecticut Cigar for a dinner event at Cigar Inn in New York City on Monday December 1, 2014. It was back on our Stogie Geeks 3rd Anniversary Show where A.J. Fernandez Cigars National Sales Manager Robbie Streitz announced that the company was planning a Connecticut blend in its New World line.
The New World Connecticut will be introduced in one size – a Robusto 5 1/2 x 54. It will feature a U.S. Connecticut Shade wrapper over a San Andres Mexican binder, and filler from Nicaragua and Brazil.
A.J. Fernandez Cigars and Cigar Inn will partner for a limited seating dinner event featuring a course meal by Rothmann’s Steakhouse. The exclusive event will also feature a premium whiskey pairing hosted by Gentlemen’s Jack to introduce the unveiling of the New World Connecticut.
According to Kris Katchaturian, managing partner at A.J. Fernandez Cigars, said: “A.J. is extremely excited about introducing this limited batch of the New World Connecticut cigars for this event. It only makes sense that this event takes place at Cigar Inn which is arguably the most well-known cigar shop in the country.”
Billy Sakih, owner of The Cigar Inn, said: “A.J. Fernandez is one of the most talent cigar blenders on the scene today and we are looking forward to offering our guests this event which will feature amazing food, drink, company and the chance to enjoy the New World Connecticut.”
The New World Connecticut is the second blend in the A.J. Fernandez New World line. The line made its debut at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show and wass a collaboration between A.J. and his father Ismael.
No timetable has been announced on more widespread distribution of the New World Connecticut.
At a glance, here is a look at the A.J. Fernandez New World Connecticut line:
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade U.S.A.
Binder: San Andres Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua, Brazil
The New World Connecticut to be introduced at the event will be a Robusto 5 1/2 x 54