FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Using high-quality aged tobacco adds a lot of character to today’s premium cigars. But for one maker, the process has been especially meaningful.
The special cigar is the H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez Finca La Lilia 2009, which maintains the brand’s familiar blend: Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper dressed over a Nicaraguan Corojo 99 binder, with a Nicaraguan Criollo 98 and Dominican Piloto Cubano filler tobaccos.
But this cigar also incorporates aged tobaccos from a farm that is very dear to AJ Fernandez. The La Lilia farm – named after his beloved grandmother who raised him in Cuba after his parents migrated to Nicaragua – was first planted in 2009. This Limited Edition cigar contains tobaccos from that first crop from Fernandez’s iconic Esteli, Nicaragua farm.
In addition, the Sumatra Wrapper selected for the H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez Finca La Lilia 2009 is especially distinctive for its complex, full flavor and its rich, dark appearance.
Just 75,000 of these special cigars have been made and are offered in 20 count boxes, in a 60 x 6 vitola.
Size: 60 x 6 (Magnum)
MSRP: $12 cigar / $240 per box
Cigar News: H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez Finca La Lilia 2009 Announced