Fresh off the wagon, so to speak, these new additions will have you salivating!
The second line to be introduced under the AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes series, Bellas Artes Maduro Robusto was awarded Cigar of The Year 2019 by the Cigar Journal. The combination of a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper and a Mexican San Andres binder is rather unusual but highly appreciated. This cigar offers the scent of bread, spices, cacao, sweetness, nutty woody and leathery aromas. The intense aromas are carried by a gentle saltiness, pepper and acidity.
Limited to 1500 boxes of 10 cigars worldwide, this is the second release of the highly successful Shamrock first released last year. What's unique about this I hear you ask? Well, for starters the wrapper is very different based on three different colours. Flavour-wise, this is still quite big a full-bodied but has a lovely, gentle sweetness to it.
Launched at the tail end of the last decade the San Cristobal El Prado (rrp Â£21.20) is a softer, lighter easier smoke. Measuring 5 x 50, these Petit Piramide cigars are quite unique as none of the other brands from Cuba has this vitola in their portfolios.
The second blend to be introduced under the A J Fernandez Last Call series, Last Call Maduro. This is a medium to full-bodied Nicaraguan Puro that has a unique Pennsylvanian broadleaf-seed wrapper, grown in Nicaragua by A J himself, which compliments the binder and fillers perfectly. Quite punchy with sweet notes and flavours of black pepper, cedar, nuts and cinnamon
Decadent and superb in flavour and aroma, Bellas Artes stands as a true testament to the fine art of cigar making. A proprietary AJ Fernandez hybrid wrapper plays the perfect complement to the special binder from Quilali and premium fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras and Brazil. Each aged premium cut of tobacco combines to provide the most extravagant and sumptuous smoking experience. This Spanish box-pressed cigar will spoil your palate with notes of cream, white pepper, cinnamon and orange peel
XO stands for 'Extra Old', so each meticulously crafted and aged Balmoral Anejo XO 5 x 60 Gran Perfecto FT cigar is crowned with a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper that is aged on average for 10 years and finished with a flag tail.
After blending the cigar it rests for another 6 months in the ageing rooms of the San Pedro de Macoris factory in the Dominican Republic to marry all its flavours together.
Originally released towards the end of 2009 in America and then made their way to our shores in 2011. The Nub maduro utilises a core of robusto Nicaraguan tobaccos all dressed in a oily Maduro wrapper. The result is creamy smoke packed with sweet dark chocolate flavours, with hints of coffee and a long almost toffee finish.
A fantastic addition to the ever popular Nub range.
Measuring 4Â½ (115mm) x 50 ring gauge, the Media Luna is an entirely new size within the Habanos portfolio and referred to as a Marinas in the factories of Cuba. The name Media Luna translates to 'Half Moon' in English but is also the name of a small town in Cuba. Medium-bodied in style, the Trinidad's exude elegance.
Our first Cuban evening of the year will feature a couple of recent new releases of two very distinctly different styles of cigar, Launched at the tail end of the last decade the San Cristobal El Prado - rrp Â£21.20 - is a softer, lighter easier smoke. Measuring 5 x 50, these Petit Piramide cigars are quite unique as none of the other brands from Cuba has this vitola in their portfolios.
The second cigar we will be featuring is the Trinidad Media Linia - rrp Â£22.70. Measuring 4 1/2 x 50 ring gauge, the Media Luna is an entirely new size within the Habanos portfolio and referred to as a Marinas in the factories of Cuba. The name Media Luna translates to Half Moon in English but is also the name of a small town in Cuba. Medium-bodied in style, the Trinidad's exude elegance.
The evening will be held at Alto in the Cornerhouse in Nottingham city centre and will commence at 7 pm. Spaces on the Cuban evenings do tend to go very quickly, so I do recommend that you book early.