I have been waiting over a month to get my hands on this cigar that hit shelves June 1st. They have been backordered since the first day, so when Cigars International finally got them in I jumped on the opportunity to buy a box. These things are beautiful starting with the box they arrived in.
This cigar is a creation of General Cigar and AJ Fernandez using tobacco aged in bourbon barrels from Rabbit Hole Distillery in Louisville Kentucky. AJ soaked his Mexican San Andres Binder in the bourbon barrels to come up with this amazing cigar. The wrapper is aged 5 years and is a Ecuadorian Habano, with a Nicaraguan Filler. This cigar come in four sizes, robusto, toro, churchill and gigante with a box count of 25. I smoked the robusto at a size of 5.5×52 and had a little over an hour smoke time.
First appearance of this cigar out of the wrapper I noticed the smooth brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with few veins and a well constructed cap.
After uses my V-cutter the cold draw gave me hints of earth and wood with a good draw throughout. Once lit the first half of the cigar has a lot of flavors that seem to work well together. I tasted hints of cocoa, cream, cinnamon, pepper, oak, and a few other small notes I could not name. The burn on the first half of the cigar was good, not a single time did i have to touch it up. This half of the cigar gave a good medium flavor.
The last half of the cigar picked up a little for me and smoked more like a full bodied cigar. I received stronger flavors of pepper with oak and hints of espresso. At this point you can really taste the hints of bourbon also, and to me it really helps tame the pepper and gives the cigar a perfect balance of flavors that really mesh well together. The burn was still good the last half, I did however touch up the cigar once during this half, most people would have let it correct itself but it was bugging me so I had to fix it. To me this is a must try cigar, put it on your list and when you can buy a sampler or package of 5 do it.
Diesel Whiskey Row
Shape – Robusto
Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano
Binder – Mexican San Andres
Filler – Nicaraguan
Price – $7.50
I rate this cigar a strong
4.75 out of 5 puffs.
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Until next time I am The Cigar Newb!! Stay smoking my friends