The founder and owner of Aganorsa Leaf (formerly Casa Fernandez Cigars), Eduardo Fernández, dreamt of finding a way to grow tobacco that reflected the essence of old-school Cuban cigars. He knew Nicaragua was the place to start, but first, he had to assemble a team of Cuba’s finest agronomists serving at the highest levels of the Castro regime’s state tobacco company, Cubatabaco. (This is beginning to sound like the beginning of an action movie.)
With his new team in place, Fernández headed to Nicaragua to crack the Cuban cigar code. The result was the Aganorsa Leaf—highly celebrated for its signature flavor consisting of Nicaraguan terroir characteristics combined with the flavor and aroma of classic Cubans.
There was a time, sixty or so years ago, when pretty much any cigar smoked in American was rolled in America. These days, premium hand-rolled cigars are, for the most part, produced out of the States. The Little Havana neighborhood in Miami is home to some of the only domestic factories in operation today. In 2011, Eduardo Fernández opened a factory in Little Havana. This is where the Casa Fernandez Miami cigars come to life.
Casa Fernandez Miami cigars are Nicaraguan puros. They pack premium long-fillers from Condega, Jalapa, and Estelí. These sticks also hold some Ligero, so you can be sure this medium-full bodied blend brings the power. The resulting flavors are sweet cedar, pepper, leather, and spice.
In 2011, Cigar Aficionado awarded Casa Fernandez Miami cigars a 92 rating and the No.12 spot in their Top 25 Cigars of the Year.
Please enjoy Casa Fernandez Miami cigars at your leisure.