A.J. Fernandez / General Cigar Company
New World Connecticut Corona by A.J. Fernandez

Vitola: Corona
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 46

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade USA
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Filler: Brazilian Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: AJ Fernandez
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: CigarPage.com
Date Purchased: May 17, 2018
Price: $3.50
Date Smoked: July 8, 2020

New World Connecticut Corona by A.J. Fernandez

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 108: 2.0-Mile Cigar
A.J. Fernandez, Connecticut Shade U.S.A., Mexican San Andres, New World Connecticut, Nicaragua What a surprise this A.J. Fernandez New World Connecticut in Corona was this morning… It was “Right-On” and it hit the spot!

I had forgotten how smooth, well balanced, and flavorful these A.J. Fernandez cigars were. Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting much from this cigar this morning… I was wrong!

I’ll have to check and see… it may be time to purchase more of these.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

A.J. Fernandez, Connecticut Shade U.S.A., Mexican San Andres, New World Connecticut, NicaraguaThis was my second time with the New World Connecticut in Corona. I just discovered that I had these in my TupperDor while looking for another A.J. Fernandez cigar.

Once lit, the smoke pours freely with a dry subtle black pepper flavor with a manageable retrohale.

At the second third, cedar flavors enter the picture through a perfect draw with just the correct amount of resistance. All the flavors have bumped up a bit from the first third… this cigar is smoking faster than I’m used to since my return from convalescing a broken foot.

At the last third, I’m not overly impressed, but I have to remember that I don’t think this was intended to be a “Premium” cigar; more like a budget stick, but its still a respectable cigar. This is perfect this morning as the first cigar of the day or if you were limited for time… a good “beginner” cigar.

I have a couple more of these; now that I know they’re in the TupperDor. I might pay more attention next time.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


The Experience

Ash: Consistent
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Leather: 2
Pepper: 2