Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), parent company of General Cigar, has announced a new version of their Buffalo Trace blend, “Buffalo Trace Special F.” This was made in collaboration with famed whiskey maker Buffalo Trace. The name Special F comes from the unique and difficult-to-roll shape, figurado. This new blend also uses a binder aged in authentic Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels from the brand’s Kentucky distillery.
Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Buffalo Trace Special F features a rich Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, a blend made with Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco and a Brazilian Arapiraca binder that has undergone a full six months of aging in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. The barrel-aging process adds a notable complexity, subtle sweetness and a rich, oaky nuance to the blend, while the overarching smoking experience is dimensional and layered with spicy notes.
With Buffalo Trace Special F, we set out to explore the effect that extended barrel aging would have on the binder leaf and are extremely pleased with the results. The brown sugar and toffee nuances that have won Buffalo Trace Bourbon critical acclaim are present in the cigar, in the most subtle and intriguing of ways. This is an amazing cigar and we believe it will sell out quickly.
Kevin Irvine, product coordinator of STG’s Online and Retail division
The Buffalo Trace Special F comes in just one size, a 6” x 60 figurado and sells for $11.00 per cigar. The cigar will be sold online only through Cigars International and in brock and mortar stores by Meier & Dutch Wholesale Cigar Distributors. The original Buffalo Trace cigar came out last year in three sizes.