The Stogie Review Fan Forums voted and up next is the Man O’ War Special Edition Figurado. AJ Fernandez borrows a page from the work he did with Rocky Patel in developing the Rocky Patel Fusion by making a MoW hybrid. With Rocky, AJ combined the Vintage 1990 and Vintage 1992 to make the Rocky Patel Fusion. In this case, AJ takes the Man O’ War and Man O’ War Ruination to create the Man O’ War Special Edition Figurado.
Here is the blurb from Cigar.com:
Man O’ War Special Edition contains the same filler and binder found in the original Man O’ War blend, but comes wrapped with the premium Habano wrapper found on Man O’ War Ruination for a completely different, unique, yet enjoyable full-bodied experience.
Man O’ War Special Edition comes on the heels of Man O’ War Ruination. This tasty, incredibly limited cigar features all of the premium Nicaraguan tobaccos found in the original Man O’ War but comes wrapped with the amazing, highly acclaimed Habano wrapper found on Man O’ War Ruination. With this blend, you get the best of both worlds in a full-bodied yet mellow format. The special edition figurado size also lends to a complex, unique experience with many competing notes of white pepper, earth, peat, hints of cedar, spice, leather and some light sweet nuances on the finish. Any fan of A.J. Fernandez should give this limited, highly tasty blend a try.
Video runs close to 12 minutes and I have to say that I felt like something was missing with the Man O’ War Special Edition Figurado. I was expecting something that would take two outstanding cigars, combine the best they have to offer and give me a unique smoking experience. It disappointed me. I picked up distinct characteristics of both cigars but someone forgot to build the bridge to connect everything. So you’re left saying to yourself, “whats the point?”