Cigar News: Anonymous by AJ Fernandez Announced as Smoke Inn’s 17th MicroBlend

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Smoke Inn Cigars has partnered with A.J. Fernández for the first time in the long-running MicroBlend Series, working closely with the acclaimed master blender to showcase the first Cameroon-wrapped cigar in the series to date.

Since 2010, Smoke Inn’s fan-favorite MicroBlend Series has grown to include a staggering 17 releases, spanning 13 manufacturers and a wide range of smoking styles. Now collaborating with A.J. Fernández, the Cameroon-wrapped category is featured for the first time, introducing the Anonymous by AJ Fernandez.

“I am excited and honored to finally include A.J. Fernández into the fold of our acclaimed MicroBlend Series,” commented Abe Dababneh, owner of Smoke Inn Cigars. “When we approached them with our idea for the blend, we were skeptical of wether they would be willing to try and make this cigar. Next thing we knew, samples were being sent. We were told that after trying the blend, A.J. Commented on how amazing it came out. We feel the same, and hope our fans do as well!”

Unique to the MicroBlend Series, Anonymous by AJ Fernandez has been crafted in two formats. This includes a classic figurado and a box-pressed variant, each sized at 6″ x 54. The blend begins with Nicaraguan tobaccos from A.J.’s own farms, incorporated into the cigar’s binder and filler components. This balanced yet zesty core is then finalized in a toothy Cameroon wrapper, awakening the palate with medium-bodied flavors of clean cedar, red pepper, toasted rye bread, and brown sugar sweetness.

Omar Fernandez, AJF Cigar Co. Director of Operations notes, “Being asked if A.J. would come up with a cigar for the Smoke Inn MicroBlend Series is one thing, but to have Abe actually make a special request with the blending and size is something else. When Abe and I were discussing the concept, he made some requests based on other cigars that we make. I made the request known to A.J. and he said he would have to try it first. He did, loved it, and now we get to enjoy Abe’s brainchild made by A.J. Fernández. That’s why I tell everyone that Honest Abe has a new title in 2021: Master Blender. The only problem was that A.J. decided to make a round and a box-pressed version of Anonymous. We couldn’t decide which one we preferred, so we decided to release them both! It’s an honor to have released the first Cameroon cigar in the MicroBlend Series, following so many great releases dating back over a decade.”

Anonymous by AJ Fernandez has been limited to 8,000 cigars (400 bundles of each format), priced at $11 per cigar. This unique experience will become available to purchase at on June 30th at 3pm (Eastern). This will be followed by a virtual event later that night, streaming from 7–8:30pm and featuring both Abe Dababneh (and the Smoke Inn team) and A.J. Fernández.

• Wrapper: Cameroon
• Binder: Nicaragua
• Filler: Nicaragua
• Factory: Tabacalera A.J. Fernández Cigars de Nicaragua
• Production: Limited Edition (8,000 cigars)
• Packaging: 10-ct bundles
• Vitola: 6” x 54 (figurado & box-pressed)
• Price: $110.00 / box (MSRP)
• Release: June 30, 2021

Cigar News: Anonymous by AJ Fernandez Announced as Smoke Inn’s 17th MicroBlend
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