Weller by Cohiba 2023 Toro (6 x 50 / Box of 10)
This cigar features a deeper exploration of the effects of barrel aging on tobacco.
It’s also a new blend for the line, which was developed in partnership with Weller Bourbon. It is highlighted by a Connecticut-grown broadleaf binder leaf that was aged in authentic Weller Bourbon barrels transported from the famed Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ken., to General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where the cigars were rolled.
Underneath that binder is a filler made from tobacco from Nicaragua’s Estelí and Jalapa regions, as well as Brazilian mata fina. The cigar is finished off with a wrapper grown in Nicaragua’s Jalapa region. A press release from General Cigar Co. describes the profile as having “rich notes of earth, oak, and black pepper abound, with an intriguing, soft burst of molasses.”
It is being offered in a 6 x 50 toro vitola that is packaged in an aluminum tube in a box of 10 cigars.
“For our third blend of Weller by Cohiba, we deepened the exploration of barrel aging on tobacco,” said Sean Williams, brand ambassador for Cohiba, via a press release. “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.”
The Weller by Cohiba line debuted in July 2021 as a 5 1/2 x 50 robusto that used a Honduran wrapper, Connecticut habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua’s Estelí and Ometepe regions. That debut release didn’t feature any tobacco aged in barrels, as the cigars were designed to be “the ultimate cigar for spirits connoisseurs,” Williams said at the time of the cigar’s release.
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