General Cigar is releasing a new Diesel for the holiday season: Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Barber Pole. The new cigar comes in only one size, a 5” x 56 double robusto. The blend uses the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper from the original cigar along with a sliver of Connecticut Shade wrapper. The packaing is a unique branded and bonded tabletop whiskey barrel.
The Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask blend is unique in its proprietary aging process created by AJ Fernandez that barrel-ages the rare Brazilian Alagoas Arapiraca binder leaf in Rabbit Hole’s Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrels. The keepsake wooden whiskey barrels contain ten cigars and include a lid that is also an ashtray. Production is limited, but the company did not give specific numbers. The box will sell for a suggested retail price of $124.99 for the cigars and barrel.