AJ Fernandez

Personal Cigar Review: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

In the end, the Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro didn't seem like much of a departure from other AJ blends and I felt like I was smoking a cigar that was fairly close to some of his other offerings. The cigar is fine, but with the increased price point, I'm not sure it is something I would gravitate towards if I'm looking for something in his normal flavor profile.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto

The flavor profile of the Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto is very much in line with the profile that would compliment pairing with a whiskey or bourbon. The strength level isn't much more than medium, so someone wouldn't be overpowered by it and it wouldn't overpower the spirit. I could see this cigar doing well with the casual smoker/spirit enthusiast.

Team Cigar Review: The T Short Churchill

Team Cigar Review: The T Short Churchill

The first portion reminded me of the original Diesel's and after that became an average profile found in any number of cigars. I would have liked to see the first portion keep its core and transition from there to see what it could have become. As it is, I'd like to smoke another to see if this is what the cigar was meant to be or if there is something I missed.

Cigar News: Diesel Launches Whiskey Row in Partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon

Cigar News: Diesel Launches Whiskey Row in Partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon

Diesel presents Whiskey Row, a collection blended by AJ Fernandez and developed in partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon, a maverick new distillery making its mark on the bourbon category. Whiskey Row features binder leaves aged in bourbon barrels, in a proprietary process developed by AJ to enhance the profile of the cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Grind Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Grind Robusto

This Diesel Grind Robusto was an average tasting experience for me. The underlying generic dry wood and cardboard/paper note was a bit monotonous. If you are a fan of AJ's blending style, this is a no brainer to pick up, especially at such a great attractive $6 price point. As for me, I will look towards other AJ offerings.

Team Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf Toro

Team Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf Toro

Some nice chocolate and baking notes were present at times while dark wood was the consistent theme throughout. The AJ Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf is a good evening/after dinner cigar and one I wouldn't mind revisiting in a smaller vitola to see how it smokes. If you're an AJ or broadleaf fan, then this is definitely one to try.

Team Cigar Review: Gispert Intenso Toro

Team Cigar Review: Gispert Intenso Toro

Price doesn't factor into the score, but it is an attractive one. If other samples could provide the flavor profile from the first third longer through the cigar, then this could be really good. It's well worth checking out for the price to see if it's something you might enjoy.

Team Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Puro Especial Toro

Team Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Puro Especial Toro

As I was hoping, AJ brought a stronger game to a blend under his own brand. Strength is a bit up there, so fans of AJ's stronger blends will be right at home here. This would be a great evening/after dinner cigar and I'm sure would stand up to some nice brown spirits.