For the second year in a row, AJ Fernandez Cigars will release an exclusive cigar to the retailers of the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA). At a virtual meeting held in place of the annual TAA Convention, it was announced that the AJ Fernandez Belles Artes Maduro will be a part of the 2020 TAA Exclusive Series.
The Belles Artes Maduro blend consists of a Brazilian Mata Fina Maduro wrapper over a San Andres Mexican binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The Figurado being released to the TAA is a 6 1/2 x 52 box-pressed offering. The cigar will be presented in 20-count boxes with a total production of 1,000 boxes. Pricing is set at $12.00 per cigar or $240.00 per box MSRP.
Last year, AJ Fernandez Cigars released the AJ Fernandez New World Redondo as a part of the 2019 TAA Exclusive Series.
Typically The TAA Exclusive Cigars are unveiled at the organization’s annual convention and trade show. Since this year’s trade show was canceled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, this year’s TAA Exclusive Series was unveiled at a virtual meeting held for TAA members.
At a glance, here is a look at the Belles Artes Maduro line:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina Maduro
Binder: San Andres Mexican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez
While the Lancero is offered in ten-count boxes, the other vitolas are in 20-count boxes.
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