It's time to pay tribute to your roots!
For A.J. Fernández, world-renowned third-generation cigarmaker, this means (unsurprisingly) looking back to pre-Castro-era Cuba. It was here, in the city of San Luís, that Andres Fernández first crafted the San Lotano brand. His son, Ismael Fernández, then followed in his footsteps, later passing on the family traditions to his son, Abdel "A.J." Fernández.
This is the inspiration behind Días de Gloria (translating to mean Days of Glory), a cigar made to capture the nostalgic essence of the smoking experiences enjoyed by Andres and Ismael Fernández. With the help of Ismael, A.J. set out to craft such a cigar, incorporating tobaccos from his four oldest farms. These farms—Finca los Cedros, La Providencia 1, La Lilia and La Soledad—are each located in Estelí, Nicaragua, allowing for a farm-style smoking experience on par with that of Cuban blending styles. Additionally, Fernández has selected some of the oldest tobaccos from these farms, with some leaves throughout the cigar boasting up to seven years' age.
Días de Gloria provides cigar enthusiasts with the unique opportunity to be transported to Cuba's heyday, showcasing a refined, old-school experience with a modern twist. This amounts to a medium body and layered complexities of roasted nuts, nutmeg, toffee candy, salted butter, and light, aromatic cabinet spices.