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.
The blend was developed by Justin Andrews, Senior Brand Manager for Diesel Cigars, and AJ Fernandez. The cigar is again rolled at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli. Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask uses Nicaraguan-aged tobaccos grown in three continents. The whiskey in these cigars come in with their proprietary aging process of the binder created by AJ. The binder leaf chosen for this blend is a rare Arapiraca leaf from Central Brazil’s Alagoas region. This leaf is aged in Rabbit Hole’s Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrels and imparts subtle notes of honey, vanilla and molasses. The blend is completed with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan Habano fillers.
Justin Andrews said, “With Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask, we set out to expand the Diesel portfolio by offering cigar and spirits lovers a deeper sensory experience and I believe we have delivered that in spades. This new blend is perfectly suited to pairing with a fine spirit, stands up equally well on its own, and has all the makings of another runaway success for Diesel.”
Kaveh Zamanian, founder and whiskey maker of Rabbit Hole said, “For our second collaboration with Diesel, we selected our rich and aromatic Pedro Ximénez sherry casks for AJ to use in the tobacco aging process because we knew they would lend a stunning complexity to the blend. ‘Sherry Cask’ speaks to the power of our partnership with Diesel and our collective focus on combining heritage technique and refined innovation to heighten the experience of fine cigars and spirits.”
The three sizes for Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask are: Robusto (5” x 52); SRP per cigar is $8.49, Toro (6” x 50); SRP per cigar is $8.99, Gigante (6” x 58); SRP per cigar is $9.49. All come in boxes of 20 cigars.