General Cigar Company’s Diesel Cigars and Rabbit Hole Bourbon are teaming up once again for a special premium cigar release. The Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry is a new three-cigar collection that will begin shipping to retailers on June 3, 2019.
Developed by senior brand manager Justin Andrews and blended and produced by A.J. Fernandez, Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry features aged Nicaraguan tobaccos cultivated on three continents. The cigar’s blend is centered around a rare Arapiraca leaf from Central Brazil’s Alagoas region. The binder leaf was selected for aging in Rabbit Hole’s Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrels, giving the cigar subtle notes of honey, vanilla and molasses. With its blend consisting of Nicaraguan Habano and a lustrous Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, this Maduro cigar is described as a study in contrast where cigar meets bourbon, salty meets sweet and earth meets spice.
“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,” commented Andrews. “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, added: “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.”
Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry will be available in three different vitolas: Robusto (5 x 52), Toro (6 x 50), and Gigante (6 x 58). It will come packaged in 20-count boxes that’s branding gives a nod to Rabbit Hole’s unique look. The MSRP per cigar ranges from $8.49 and $9.49.
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