Over the last couple days I’ve been smoking the newest cigar from AJ Fernandez, the Last Call. The Last Call is 4½ x 48 and was originally made exclusively for Abdel Fernandez in small batches to enjoy at home with guests during the fourth quarter of late night NFL games. This cigar falls into their new “Portfolio Series”. They will be packaged in a 25-count box and the blend is Habano Rosado wrapper from Ecuador, with a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers grown on AJ’s farms. These will be a brick and mortar exclusive. I smoked the first one on Monday, and I put a second one in my pocket expecting my evening walk to outlast the cigar. I was wrong, the cigar burned for well over an hour. It starts off quite strong, a little powerhouse, but by the midpoint it settled into a smooth, right smoke, with some creaminess and a hint of licorice here and there. Maybe it’s the covered foot that provides that blast of strength, but it takes an inch or so to mellow out, so that theory doesn’t hold water. This is a great little smoke, and the cigar burned perfectly and, as I mentioned before, burned much longer than I expected.
I suspect these will be released in the next few months, if not at the IPCPR show, but I’m sure they will be on retailers shelves by football season. These are currently appearing on retailers shelves and are priced in the $5 range.
I found myself overburdened with AJ Fernandez swag and samples, so let’s have a contest! We’re back to the usual rules, leave a comment here, on this post, for an entry, and I’ll select a winner by random on Sunday, May 8, 2016. The prize pack will be made up of a 5-pack of the Last Call cigars, an AJ Fernandez cap, and an AJ Fernandez pewter ashtray. Must be of legal smoking age to win, and the winner must e-mail me with their address or I will hunt them down!
That’s it for today, until the next time,