Altadis U.S.A. has announced a sequel to their Montecristo 1935 Anniversary, the Edición Diamante. This follow-up to the original Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua ship around May 2023.
"Great looking and performing lancero. If you like an earthy profile this would be a great choice. I did find that it had a lack of transitions and was a bit one-dimensional. Still, the profile was solid and engaging the entire time." -Alan (Eulogy)
Atonement is the latest collaboration between AJ Fernandez and STG's Justin Andrews, this time once again on the Diesel brand. The latest release is called Diesel Atonement and is described as an "unapologetically-bold, limited-edition." The cigar is exclusive to retail TAA members.
The Forged Cigar company (STG) has announced that their TAA exclusive limited edition from last year, Diesel Disciple, will now be a regular production cigar available to all retailers.
Diesel has announced its 5th iteration of the Sunday Gravy line: Grappa. Grappa is Italian-made digestivo (after dinner drink) made from the distillate of grape seeds, stalks and stems.
Diesel has announced the second release in its Fool’s Errand trilogy with Simple Fool, a new, limited edition cigar that includes a unique interactive game. Simple Fool will ship to retailers on March 6.
"This was a cigar of interesting finishes. From the onset, the primary flavor was espresso, and remained so throughout. What changed was the nature of the finishing flavors and the accompanying strength. Initially creamy, the finish transitioned to peat and finally to salted caramel. I thoroughly enjoyed the transitions and I think most smokers would as well. I would gladly smoke this again!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
The last in Diesel's Sunday Gravy series will be released October 3, Porcellino. The name comes from an iconic Florentine fountain called Il Porcellino. The name translates to “little pig,” yet the bronze sculpture is of a female wild boar which is said to bring good fortune and a sure return to Florence.
"While not the most complex, the flavor profile is definitely something of interest for me. There's a potency in it that I enjoy and it sticks around the entire time. Between that and it being well constructed, I have no issues suggesting you at least check these out. Unless of course, you prefer things on the lighter or milder side. Then maybe not so much. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"This cigar had many of the things I enjoy... great construction, draw, and burn with a wonderful medium-full bodied profile. The complexity of this cigar was fairly decent as well, ranging in flavors from leather, black pepper, cream, peanut butter, and malt made for a fantastic combination. All these fine attributes made for a smoke I'd pick up again, and so should you!" -John A. (Bostoneo)