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San Lotano Oval

28 Aug

Synopsis:
Blender: AJ Fernandez
Maker: Tabacalera Fernandez
Filler: Nicaraguan/ Honduran
Binder: Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Ukn Habano 2000
Flavors:  Aged tobacco, wood, mild spice → oak, leather, anise
Draw/Volume/Strength: +3 / +3 / 4
Rating: 9.2

You think you’ve seen everything, and then… POW! Something new comes along to rewrite the rules. Such is the role of renegades and revolutionaries, challenging the status-quo, upsetting the system of power, and exerting a rebellious influence on everything they touch.

The San Lotano Oval is just one of those cigars.

Photo of San Lotano Oval Gordo cigar, with inset showing detail in the foot highlighting the unique oval shape

San Lotano Oval Gordo (6½x60)

At this point, I shouldn’t have to tell you who AJ Fernandez is. If you don’t recognize his name, start here. He created quite a stir recently with his “Best stick of the day” ad, which offended some of the more, how should I say, “repressed” readers of a certain bi-monthly men’s lifestyle magazine. He also created a stir by rewriting what a cigar should look like, taste like, and cost.

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