Cigar news you can use: New release from Cohiba and General Cigar

The third iteration of Weller by Cohiba® is now debuting at retail shops across the US. Like previous Weller by Cohiba cigar releases, the limited-edition cigar blend is made with tobacco aged in bourbon barrels.
Developed in partnership with Weller Bourbon, the 2023 release of Weller by Cohiba features a Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder leaf that has been aged in authentic Weller Bourbon barrels transported from the famed Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY, to General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, DR, where the cigars were crafted.
Dressed in a rich Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper, the blend is made with hand-selected filler tobaccos from the Esteli and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua, with Brazilian Mata Fina. The hearty, Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder, elevated by proprietary aging in Weller Bourbon barrels, creates a smoking experience that is simultaneously rewarding and indulgent. Rich notes of earth, oak, and black pepper abound, with an intriguing, soft burst of molasses.
Cohiba Brand Ambassador Sean Williams said, “For our third blend of Weller by Cohiba, we deepened the exploration of barrel aging on tobacco. In calling upon Weller bourbon barrels to deepen the complexity of the binder leaf, we have added a layer of dimension that makes itself known not only on the palate but also through the aroma. This is a sophisticated cigar that pairs beautifully with bourbon or aged brown spirits and delivers a decadent smoking experience on its own.”
Weller by Cohiba 2023 is being released in one size, a 6” x 50 Toro featuring Cohiba and Weller Bourbon branding elements. Individual Weller by Cohiba cigars are presented in a handsome aluminum tube and will sell for a suggested retail price of $24.99 per cigar or $249.99 for a box containing ten cigars. This special release will be available through fine cigar shops across the U.S. until this year’s allotment is depleted.
About Cohiba Cigars
Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras and the U.S., Cohiba cigars are critically acclaimed for their meticulous construction and the refined smoking experiences they provide. With its iconic white box and red dot logo, the core brand of Cohiba is complemented by these super premium collections, each offering cigar connoisseurs luxurious and memorable smoking experiences: Cohiba Black, Cohiba Blue, Cohiba Connecticut, Cohiba Royale, Cohiba Nicaragua, Cohiba Riviera and Cohiba Macassar. In addition, the artisans of Cohiba produce special edition expressions featuring proprietary tobaccos and released in extremely limited quantity such as Cohiba Spectre and Cohiba Serie M. Visit for more information or follow Cohiba on Facebook @Cohiba, on Instagram @CohibaCigars and on Twitter @Cohiba.
About Weller Bourbon
The Weller Bourbon line is named after William Larue Weller, known for using wheat instead of rye in its bourbon mashbills, resulting in a softer, smoother taste. In 1893 Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle Sr. was hired by W.L. Weller and Sons as a whiskey salesman. Today the Weller and Van Winkle brands are joined again at Buffalo Trace Distillery. The Weller lineup includes W.L. Weller Antique, W.L. Weller Special Reserve, W.L. Weller 12-Year-Old, William Larue Weller and other expressions.
About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1775 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 40 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its George T. Stagg was named World Whiskey of the Year for 2022 and its Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye was named 2nd Finest Whiskey in the World for 2022. Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. Last year, the Distillery raised over $2.1 million for charitable organizations by providing 2,022 bottles of its finest whiskies for fundraising purposes. This year, Buffalo Trace Distillery plans to reintroduce its Nonprofit Partnership program by donating 100 sets of bourbon from its portfolio to philanthropic corporations worldwide. Charitable organizations interested in receiving a hand-picked collection of whiskey from Buffalo Trace Distillery are encouraged to register their establishment here. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery, visit To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit
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