AJ Fernandez San Lotano Requiem Maduro
- Origin Nicaragua
- Wrapper Nicaragua Maduro
- Binder Nicaragua
- Filler Nicaragua
- Strength Medium-Full
AJ Fernandez is undoubtedly one of the most prolific cigar makers of the modern era. Raised in Cuba, he now operates 10 tobacco farms and 2 cigar factories in Nicaragua. Between these facilities, over 100,000 cigars a day are produced under his watchful eye. His true passion, and why he is able to produce such a wide variety of superior quality premium cigars, is the tobacco that he grows. Without quality materials, your product will never be exceptional. It is this philosophy that drives him to spend equal time between farms and factories. Each tobacco leaf must meet his high standards, and each cigar must be expertly constructed. He takes great pride in his creations and would never attach his name to the end product if it didn’t meet his standards.
The San Lotano is a special brand for AJ Fernandez. It’s the name of his family’s brand produced before the communist revolution in Cuba, the name of one of his tobacco farms in Nicaragua, and the name of his first release bearing his name. Before 2010 (and release of San Lotano), he had been making third-party cigars for quite some time before he branched out on his own. Though the blends and shapes of the San Lotano line have evolved over the years, the quality of the product has remained exceptional. The San Lotano Requiem Habano uses a blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers along with a Nicaraguan binder. The blend is capped with a rare, oily, and beautiful Brazilian Habano wrapper. San Lotano Requiem is rich and flavorful, featuring tasting notes of earth, leather, and nuts along with hints of vanilla, caramel, and pepper. It’s one of our favorite San Lotano blends!