Ave Maria cigars are yet another way to taste the blends of A.J. Fernandez, the Cuban-born blending master behind Man O’ War and Diesel. He’s also known for high-level...
Ave Maria cigars are yet another way to taste the blends of A.J. Fernandez, the Cuban-born blending master behind Man O’ War and Diesel. He’s also known for high-level collaborations with industry heavy hitters such as Rocky Patel, the Plasencia family, and H. Upmann, to name a few. Seriously, that’s only a few in a list that can seem endless.
It’s a challenge to get through a conversation with a fellow smoker without the mention of some banger A.J. Fernandez created. Don’t get us wrong—we’re not complaining here. At all. We, the cigar smokers, love being recipients of A.J.’s unrelenting work ethic.
While he sells his own brands, many of A.J.’s blends are contracted through other companies. One of those brands is Ave Maria. A.J. created the original Ave Maria blend with the single-pointed focus to “simply be better.” The idea was never to be bolder or spicier or more potent. “Simply be better.” He achieves this through “Better materials. Better balance. Better quality.”
The theme of the Ave Maria brand revolves around the Knights Templar—a medieval era guild of Catholic Knights. Each cigar band and box displays a strikingly detailed design of a Templar Knight. But these sticks are by no means reserved for Catholics. The cigars just happen to share a little history lesson from a time long ago. The Knights Templar carried out military operations and protected European travelers making pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Also, they spent A LOT of time in prayer, when they weren’t busy being religious warriors.
Ave Maria cigars are hard to find, so it’s always a stroke of luck (and a rush) to come across a box or two. One really cool thing about Ave Maria is a number of lines come in individual cigar coffins. Is this a tip of the hat to everlasting life and the resurrection of these Templar Knights?
Among the quality blends in Ave Maria cigars are Ave Maria Original, which uses Honduran and Nicaraguan Viso along with some Nicaraguan Ligero to deliver a medium-full experience potent enough to power your way to the Holy Land. Another is the mild-medium Ave Maria Immaculata, which uses a calm Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper to hold a carefully chosen bundle of aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers.
Whatever your pleasure is, Ave Maria cigars offer you a way to get that and more.
If you’re ready for the Holy Land, Ave Maria cigars are ready for you.