News | AJ Fernandez Unveils Cigar Lounge at Perfect Smoke


(Miami, Florida) March 3, 2015— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, recognized for creating some of the most acclaimed cigars in the industry proudly announces the unveiling of the AJ Fernandez Lounge at The Perfect Smoke Cigar Lounge located at 213 South Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.

The Perfect Smoke Cigar Lounge opened its doors under the helm of owner and operator Darren Moody on July 26, 2012. Darren revitalized a Victorian house built in the 1870’s, were the shop now thrives. Darren and The Perfect Smoke Manager, Jeff Watkins traveled to Nicaragua in December of 2013 to visit various factories which led him to strike a friendship with A.J. Fernandez. Very quickly, the talks of collaborating, to create an A.J. Fernandez Lounge within The Perfect Smoke Cigar Lounge was under way.

“I came away very impressed with A.J. as a person, and his first class operation in Nicaragua. I myself, being a huge fan of his cigars, felt inspired to create the A.J. Fernandez Lounge.”

Once inside the A.J. Fernandez Lounge you are greeted by a life sized mural of A.J. Fernandez, standing in front of his curing barn, at the San Lotano fields. The room is filled with dark leather lounge furniture, in where you are surrounded by images of A.J. Fernandez in his element, either working in the field or rolling new blends. The A.J. Fernandez logo appears throughout the lounge, along with boxes and branded material. The cedar lined walk in humidor is just over 100 square feet in size, featuring over 150 lines of long filler “handmade” cigars, mainly from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Honduras.

The Perfect Smoke is a very unique cigar shop, as it was built out within a renovated Victorian home, from the late 1870’s. Darren was recognized by the Historic Salisbury Foundation, for revitalizing this structure, which is on the Historic Registry. It is located within the “Historic District” of downtown Salisbury (N.C.). Each room of The Perfect Smoke offers a distinct theme spanning from a golf theme, train room, hunting theme room, and a library.

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