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Viva la Gloria!
When AJ Fernandez thinks back on the ‘Glory Days’, he’s not thinking about dating cheerleaders in high school or pounding kegs with his frat buddies in college. He’s thinking about the glory days of Cuban tobacco, before the rise of Castro and the exodus of the best tobacco growers and producers, when cigars from the Island South of Miami were considered the undisputed best. Now AJ Fernandez’s newest release is ready to hit your humidors, and it promises to take you back to the tastes of Cuba’s yesteryear.
The AJ Fernandez Dias de Gloria is a Nicaraguan puro containing tobacco from four of AJ Fernandez’s oldest farms, all located in Esteli, with a good portion of the leaves aged up to seven years. AJ has been methodically and deliberately setting aside tobacco from each farm for this release, and the resulting flavor profile is exactly what he intended. Lighting up, you’ll experience a toasty, medium-bodied profile reminiscent of pre-1959 Cubans, with notes of vanilla, leather, earth, and pepper. Grab a box of Dias de Gloria, and reminisce on your glory days while the aroma of pre-Castro Cuba envelopes your senses.
Good News! Dias de Gloria has been honored with a well-deserved 90-point rating, noting: "A primarily earthy, coffee-like smoke balanced by secondary notes of French peanut, chocolate and red pepper spice. The draw is open, the burn, quite even."