History

Three Generations of Tobacco Mastery. The Legacy Continues…

Raised in Cuba and steeped in the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy, AJ Fernandez now produces unparalleled, hand-rolled product in Esteli, Nicaragua. Ensuring superior quality, the day-to-day operations at Tabacalera Fernandez are managed under the watchful eye
of AJ himself. Through a fusion of inherited technique and learned patience, Fernandez filler tobaccos are grown from prized seeds which are proprietary only to the Fernandez family. Perhaps the most essential quality of the AJ Fernandez line of cigars is the perspective and
motivation of AJ, as well as the history of the Fernandez family. “My Grandfather first started growing tobacco in pre-Castro Cuba in our hometown of San Luis. Mostly, I was taught the importance of patience and time honored methods when working with premium tobacco.
I have also been blessed to have been given many of Cuba’s most coveted cigar making secrets. The secret to my cigars is an uncompromising commitment to that tradition. My company is dedicated to the memory of my Grandfather, and to my mentor and friend, the late Alejandro Robaina.”

“ To make the best cigars, you must have the finest raw materials…
nobody has finer materials than we have.” – AJ Fernandez