After some delays, AJ Fernandez and Jochy Blanco’s collaboration, the San Lotano Dominicano has arrived in stores.

It’s a cigar produced at Blanco’s Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican Republic (the first time an AJ Fernandez cigar has been produced in that country). It’s distributed by AJ Fernandez cigars and is a part of the San Lotano brand.

The San Lotano Dominicano features a Brazilian Cuban seed wrapper over a Dominican binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The Dominican tobacco comes from Blanco’s farms while the Nicaraguan comes from Fernandez’s farms. It is available in four sizes: Robusto, Toro, Box Pressed Torpedo, and Gran Toro. Each is presented in 20-count boxes.

At the time the San Lotano Dominicano was announced, it was originally planned for five sizes. The fifth size, a Corona, was not released.

It’s a rare occasion when two growers and factory owners team up to collaborate on a cigar, but that’s exactly what AJ Fernandez and Jochy Blanco have done for the San Lotano Dominicano – a  new addition under AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano line.

The cigar combines Nicaraguan tobaccos grown on Fernandez’s farms and Dominican tobacco grown on Blanco’s farms. While Fernandez will be handling the distribution through his company, production will be done at Blanco’s Tabacalera Palma factory. It’s the first time a cigar under the AJ Fernandez Cigar Company brands portfolio is coming from a factory outside of his own.

According to a report by Cigar Aficionado, the blend features a Brazilian Cuban-seed wrapper combined with a Dominican binder and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The San Lotano Dominicano will come in five sizes: Corona (6 x 44), Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 50), Box Pressed Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52), and Gran Toro (6 x 60)

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Cuban-Seed Brazilian
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera Palma

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 50
Torpedo: 6 1/2 x 52
Gordo: 6 1/4 x 60

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