AJ Fernandez has once again done what he does
best, challenging cigar smokers to change their perception of what a cigar
ought to be, to broaden their horizons and push the very boundaries of body and
taste. That challenge, if you choose to accept it, lies with the Diesel Hair of
The Hair of the Dog Robusto is a rich and oily
cigar that has been expertly crafted by AJ’s team of premier artisans. The
succulent blend of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos are placed inside a San Andres
binder leaf from Mexico. Wrapped up in a spirited Ecuador Habano Ligero leaf,
the 5” x 50 Robusto becomes a howling beast of a smoke.
First light initiates a taste-bud pummeling by
rich earth, coffee and leather flavors. Nuances of cedar and spice run the
distance underneath, as the velvety smoke grows in strength and complexity with
each and every puff. The 45-55 minute Robusto is thrill-ride of taste that will
still have your attention long after it is snuffed out.
The Diesel Hair of the Dog is indeed a strong
smoke that is not for the weak hearted. If you are up to the task and despite
its “Take no prisoners!” character, the Hair of the Dog will prove a most
rewarding smoke and might just find a home in your humidor.