Nicholas Melillo, founder of Foundation Cigar Company, is well known for his ties to the great state of Connecticut. Moreover, when it comes to the Broadleaf tobacco that comes from that state he is part savant, part maestro, and part cheerleader. He loves the region and the tobaccos that are grown there. When he announced [...]
Diesel is a brand name that has a very loyal following. The name Diesel has become synonymous with power, strength, and heavy spice. While this is still true as the hallmark of the brand, in 2018 the brand took a chance on something a little different. Justin Andrews, Senior Brand Manager for Diesel, wanted to stretch the bounds of what had been previously seen from the Diesel name. He learned that it wasn't going to be easy to convince AJ Fernandez to pull back and go a bit more subtle. That subtlety would prove vital in a cigar with Mexican binder leaves that were aged old Rabbit Hole bourbon barrels.
The New World by AJ Fernandez was first released in 2015, and very well received. AJ followed up with a Connecticut (CT) shade wrapped New World, and the New World Puro Especial. Most recently, AJ shipped the New World Cameroon. Announced in September of 2018, and shipped in December of the same year, this marks the first time that a cigar under the AJ Fernandez brand name has been wrapped with Cameroon tobacco. As with the previous iterations of New World, it is a box-pressed cigar available in multiple vitolas.