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#NowSmoking: Diesel Fool’s Errand

#NowSmoking: Diesel Fool’s Errand Cigar Review (Video)

Blend Details:

Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars—Esteli, Nicaragua|
Size: 5” x 58 Tapered Perfecto
Strength: Full Bodied
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Binder: Proprietary Nicaragua Habano
Filler: Proprietary Nicaragua Habano

Presented in boxes of 10 cigars.

Diesel Fool’s Errand Simple Fool Backstory

Developed by AJ Fernandez and Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s Justin Andrews, each release in the Diesel Fool’s Errand trilogy opens is a new chapter, featuring a fresh character, their unique backstory, an engaging game, and a hoard of prizes.

With the release of the second act in the Fool’s Errand saga, the Simple Fool steps into the limelight. This newcomer is introduced via a tarot card – a collectible bonus hidden within the cigar box. But a modern twist awaits, as the card conceals a QR code that brings an interactive game to life. The task? Embark on the Simple Fool’s errand—a labyrinth of riddles to untangle where 10 players will be awarded prizes—at random. The haul? Exclusive Diesel Fool’s Errand swag, woven specially for the Simple Fool character.

“In simplicity, there’s no foolery,” asserts Justin Andrews. He continues, “This cigar is a testament to what AJ (Fernandez) and I hold dear about life: that less is often more.” He goes on to evoke the scent that wafts from a freshly opened box of cigars, or the tranquility of a favorite smoke spot. “These simple joys,” he notes, “mean so much. Simple Fool embodies this sentiment.”

The Basics

Their Simple Fool is draped in a dark Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over an array of proprietary tobaccos nurtured in the fertile soils of AJ’s farms. Among these are Nicaraguan Habano binder and fillers, handpicked from different tobacco priming’s.

Simple Fool—like the Stubborn Fool that came before it—is a 5” x 58 Perfecto, resembling a Fuente Hemingway. There is a nib at the end and the cigar before the vitola widens for a spell before tapering again to a narrower ring gauge.

Diesel Fool’s Errand Simple Fool Review

From the instant the flame kissed the end of the Simple Fool, I knew I was in for an all gas-no brakes, top down, hair in the wind style joyride. Picture bombing down the PCH in a peppy convertible or on a vintage bike (and not the kind you pedal) and you’ll get the picture. Simple pleasures, as I believe I read somewhere.

Patience is key as the draw resists a bit at first—but once you coax this Diesel into opening up—my recommendation would be to buckle up and hang on.

Smooth, creamy, and with a hint of some sort of peppery spice before espresso and earthy undertones provides a steady drumbeat—like a Rolling Stones cover band in some forgotten dive bar. A sweetness or spritely creaminess, reminiscent of the best bourbon I ever drank, found its way in, balancing the blend.

Into the second stretch of the Fool’s Errand and the Simple Fool’s flavors underwent a metamorphosis, growing bolder, richer, like a gamble that suddenly decided to pay off. The spice, a unique signature of fire and baking cabinet—in the form of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger continued to play hide and seek. The earth and coffee provided the rhythm and eased a little while the burn stayed true, the draw didn’t disappoint, and the Simple Fool maintained its charm.

The Simple Fool’s final section was an all-out sprint. The base of flavors is well-established, a variety of spices, earth, creaminess, and coffee remain at play throughout the duration of the Simple Fool. As the ring gauge narrows, the intensity and boldness elevate to a full-bodied plateau. In the end, the Diesel Fool’s Errand Simple Fool delivered as promised—it’s a simple and meaningful journey.

Are Diesel Fool’s Errand Simple Fool Worth Buying?

I likened the experience of the Simple Fool to one I had in high school. Follow me here for a minute. Back then, I faced a choice of picking up the weights or a guitar in order to further my pursuit of females—and I chose the guitar. And one of my favorite songs to play—even to this day—is Down by the River by Neil Young and Crazy Horse. It’s also one of the simpler songs to play—and in its simplicity lies its joy and genius. See, there’s so much room to explore within the limited confines of 3-5 chords that it allows for a lot of improvisation and exploration. Or put another way, fun.

And that’s what the Simple Fool was. A base layer of flavors with a lot of room within those confines to express and deliver a cigar experience that’s simply good.