This H. Upmann by AJ is “built like a tank” while “the smoke is quite dense offering notes of earth, oak, and leather.” Click and get the full rundown on this cigar in under 60 seconds, in our H. Upmann AJ Fernandez cigar review…
What are “box-pressed” cigars?
“Box-pressed” or “square-pressed” cigars are cigars are literally “pressed” into their factory box, whereby the pressure from the box creates a square shape. Originating in Cuba, this was done to save shipping space. As a result, the process causes the cigars to burn longer and with a more consistent flavor, giving the smoker a more enjoyable smoke.
Square-pressed and “factory pressed” cigars are also made by using molds.
Good examples of box-pressed cigars are Aspira, Padron Anniversary, Rocky Patel Vintage, CAO Cuban Press selections, La Flor Dominicana Factory Press, and Sancho Panza, to name a few.