Cohiba (STG) is launching an updated version of their Weller by Cohiba cigar. This new limited-edition updates the blend to include a Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder leaf that has been aged in authentic Weller Bourbon barrels. To achieve the aging, those barrels were transported from the famed Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY to General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, DR where the cigars were rolled.
The rest of the blend has also been updated and uses an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, and filler from the Dominican Republic, Esteli in Nicaragua and three Honduran tobacco from growing regions, La Entrada, Jamastran and Olancho San Agustin.
For our second expression of Weller by Cohiba, we set out to deepen the connection between the cigar and the spirit, and we did this through our proprietary barrel aging process for tobacco. In allowing the binder leaf to age in bourbon barrels, we have added another dimension to the smoking experience which offers rich notes of cedar, honey and a subtle spice that come to life on the palate and in the aroma. This blend is exceptional.
Weller by Cohiba was blended to complement Weller Bourbon, a, now, rare and highly-coveted wheated bourbon, although the company says the blend will also pair well with any bourbon or aged brown spirit and smokes well on its own.
The new cigar will come in just one size, a 6” x 50 Toro featuring the logos of both Cohiba and Weller Bourbon and in aluminum tubes. Weller by Cohiba will have an MSRP of $24.99 per cigar or $249.99 for a box of ten. The cigars are shipping today, September 23.