One of the most unique blends we carry, Puro Authenticos are full-bodied, premium sticks made by AJ Fernandez's very best torcedores. These are AJ's personal, everyday cigars. And now they're available in maduro.
The story behind Man O' War Puro Authentico is rather unique. We've visited AJ's factory many times and every time we've seen AJ smoking a corona-sized Habano-wrapped cigar with a shaggy foot. He's never told us the blend or what it was for. After constant questioning (he made the mistake of letting us try a few) he finally broke down and admitted he has his own special cigar made in a 5"x42 corona as his everyday personal smoke. Eventually, we convinced him to let us offer these to the Cigar.com faithful and thus, Man O' War Puro Authentico was born.
These spicy firecrackers are the same cigars AJ enjoys on a day to day basis and come unfinished with a shaggy foot. They contain a special blend of rich Nicaraguan long leaves that's topped with either an Esteli Habano or maduro wrapper. Easily full-bodied, Puro Authentico are truly superb. Pick up a box of 10 today and experience the same exact cigar AJ created as his everyday "go-to" blend.
After trying many samplers and selecting my top 10, I come back the Puro Authentico every time. Dark, rich, tasty.
Ryan B.✔ Verified Buyer
5 out of 5
Man O' War Puro Authentico
Aug 12, 2015
I usually prefer robustos, but tried these recently.
Top notch. Very well constructed. Near perfect draw. Even burn. Rich and balanced flavor with some chocolate and spice. Smoothest full body ever. Not a harsh note. If you can get a deal on 'em, they are good.
Just like AJ Frenandez, the master behind these corona sized bundles of joy, I love to enjoy these on a daily basis. Full-bodied, spicy and well balanced is the name of this game. If you’re looking for a go-to blend that will keep you coming back for more, these are the firecrackers that will do the job.
Full-bodied and full of spice, Puro Authentico is the perfect blend in the perfect size for me. This may be AJ’s personal cigar, but it is now my evening cigar. Every evening. I hope AJ’s OK with me taking a chunk out of his stash. Tasting notes: Tastes good … real good. Buy the sampler and try this cigar, it’s the right thing to do.
Corona (5.0”x42): Wow. That’s all we have to say...
Ok, we can’t leave it like that. As AJ’s go to blend, you know this sucker is good. The small 5.0”x42 packs a flavor that you’d expect from a bigger cigar and will leave you more than satisfied after your last puff. It’s like ordering a Happy Meal and getting a Big Mac instead. The blend leads in with strong notes of spice and leather that transforms into notes of espresso as the blend progresses. Hands down, one of the best blends we’ve smoked.
Full-bodied and full of spice, Puro Authentico is the perfect blend in the perfect size for me. This my be AJ's personal cigar, but it's now my evening cigar. Every evening. I hope AJ's OK with me taking a chunk out of his stash. Tasting notes: tastes good...real good. Buy our sampler and try this cigar, it's the right thing to do.
Another winner from the man with the golden touch. This corona brings in similar flavors to Ruination — all in a nice little package. You'll find some extra spice in this lil' firecracker as the blend of earthy, peaty notes mixes perfectly with the leathery, cedar tones. The stronger, thicker tobaccos used for this flavorful blend also lend it a nice slow burn so it smokes like a robusto. This little lovely is worth its weight in gold so give it a shot.