General Cigar announced today a followup to their 2018 Diesel Whiskey Row, Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask. This cigar is again a collaboration with Rabbit Hole Distelery in which the tobaccos are aged in whiskey barrels. The cigar will ship in three vitolas June 3, 2019.
This was a good offering from Diesel, no less that what I would expect. I don’t think it’s as good as the Unholy Cocktail or Puro Authentico, but I would put it above the regular unlimited line. I think with some time this will get better and more refined with less heat in the final third. When you take price into account, this is a very good budget cigar.
"I was happy that I had this cigar as a breakfast stick. It was a consistent smoke although it never really gave me any progression or transition of flavors. This was a mindless type of cigar smoking that I sometimes like. One would have to actually be careful that they didn’t pair it with a strong coffee as it would be overpowered. Pleasant and nice to keep around for those lazy mornings when I wouldn’t want to be jolted awake by a strong or complex cigar." -Diana (ArmyRN)
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This is a compilation of our favorite budget cigars, some we have reviewed, some we have not. We will try and get to reviewing all of these eventually and we will keep adding more bargains as we find them.
Diesel is releasing a limited-edition version of its Hair of the Dog line this month. This cigar was created by AJ Fernandez with the help of brand manager Justin Andrews at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua. The fillers are made entirely of Nicaraguan Habano, while the wrapper is an Ecuadoran Habano, and binder Ecuadoran Sumatra. The regular Hair of the Dog line is a Cigars International exclusive that has been around since 2013.
"I know plenty of people that would love this cigar from beginning to end. I personally just had that little trouble with the last half of the last third and it is really hard to find a word the best describes the turmoil the only word I could come up with is bitter but that isnt a fair description of the situation. Because the profile was balanced throughout the whole experience, maybe just too full for me would be a better description." -Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Diesel Cigars has announced a new cigar exclusive to TAA retailers called Disciple. Like all other Diesel cigars, this one is blended by AJ Fernandez and rolled at his factory Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua. This is a collaboration between AJ and General Cigar’s Justin Andrews. Disciple will be distributed by The Forged Cigar Company.
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"I liked this cigar. It was very consistent in flavor, burn, and draw throughout. It was very enjoyable, and wish it was actually a little longer!" -Robert (NavyPiper)
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Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year - 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.
Diesel has been a well know presence in cigar shops and from online retailers for a number of years now. Very soon, fans of the brand will have another reason to smile, as Diesel presents Whiskey Row. As with the rest of the Diesel portfolio, they are blended by AJ Fernandez. This cigar was also developed in conjunction with Rabbit Hole Bourbon, a new distillery in the bourbon category. Whiskey Row uses some binder leaves that were aged in bourbon barrels, using a proprietary process developed by AJ to enhance the profile of the cigar.