As a part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebration, Miami Cigar and Company has announced it will bring back its Don Lino Africa line. This time Miami Cigar and Company will partner with AJ Fernandez to handle production of the line. Don Lino Africa will officially have its return at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show.

“Anyone that knows Nestor knows his love of travel, and years ago his travels to the African continent inspired his creation of Don Lino Africa, ” said Jason Wood, Miami Cigar & Company Vice President in a press release. “Africa was an extremely popular line for us, and it made sense as part of our continued 30th anniversary celebration in 2019 that we bring it back to light. From the blend, to the boxes, store pieces, and presentation Africa was a complete work of art and our goal at the beginning was to see to it that the customer can experience all that once again.”

In regards to the partnership with AJ Fernandez, Wood commented, “We also are excited to announce that Africa’s production will be handled by Tabacalera AJ Fernandez. AJ and Nestor have known each other for years, and AJ’s commitment to artistry in tobacco blending is known throughout the industry. We are thrilled to be able to announce this partnership and quickly fell in love with his interpretation of Don Lino Africa. It is an exotic, complex blend that captures the original spirit of the line perfectly.”

Fernandez has revamped the blend and it now features an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper, an African Cameroon binder, and a combination of Piloto Dominicano, Ometepe, Jalapa, and Estelí fillers. It will be available in four box-pressed sizes and is expected to ship in September.

“There is a mystery and depth to Africa that captivates my spirit, always drawing me to come back,” added Miami Cigar Company co-founder Nestor Miranda. “This blend captures the way going there makes me feel. It’s truly an amazing, even mesmerizing cigar.”

At a glance, here is a look at the Don Lino Africa:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
Binder: African Cameroon
Filler: Dominican Piloto, Nicaraguan (Ometepe, Jalapa, and Estelí)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez

Vitolas Offered

Petite Corona “Kudu”: 4 x 44 (SRP $5.98)
Robusto “Duma”: 5 x 50 (SRP $9.00)
Toro “Punda Milia”: 5 1/2 x 54 (SRP $10.00)
Gran Toro “Tembo”: 6 x 60 (SRP $11.00)
Belicoso “Kifaru”:  6 1/4 x 52 (SRP $10.50)