Diesel Launches Sunday Gravy Rosamarino - Cigar News

Diesel Launches Sunday Gravy Rosamarino – Cigar News

Diesel is launching a third blend in the Sunday Gravy line – Rosamarino. Diesel Sunday Gravy Rosamarino is a Nicaraguan puro that follows the two previous Sunday Gravy blends, San Marzano and Pecorino. Diesel Sunday Gravy launched in August 2021 as a full-time line of seasonally-released, Nicaraguan-forward smokes, blended and handcrafted through the partnership of AJ Fernandez and Justin Andrews. Blends will be released quarterly, sold until their limited supply is deleted and offered at an MSRP of less than $5.00 per cigar.

The name Rosamarino comes from the Italian translation of rosemary, a popular herb used in cooking. The company says the smoking experience may have notes of similar cooking spices. The cigar is blended by AJ Fernandez and Justin Andrews. It is rolled at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua. The blend uses a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan Habano Condega binder, and three Nicaraguan fillers from Esteli, Ometepe and Condega.

When AJ and I develop blends for the Sunday Gravy series, we bring our opinions to the table, and we go head to head on which tobaccos we’re going to use. Ultimately, AJ wins when it comes to delivering a bold smoke, and I get my way when it comes to delivering on balance. With Rosamarino we’ve shown how the optimal ratio of tobaccos in a blend can deliver a cigar that can appeal to a wide range of cigar smokers.

Justin Andrews

Rosamarino comes in just one size, a 6 x 50 Toro that sells for $4.99. It will go on sale toward the end of February or begnning of March. The next (4th) blend will be sold in April.