While many "Serious Smokers" may have dismissed the idea of a bourbon cigar in the past, when the man behind it is AJ Fernandez, the Golden Boy of the modern cigar era, even the most sceptics must stand up and take notice. AJ brings his talent to the Diesel brand, collaborating with Rabbit Hole Distilleries' Kaveh Zamanian to create the Diesel Whiskey Row Cigar.
Both Diesel and Rabbit Hole are distinct in that they are young and fresh brands, free of a storied history that would bind them to a specific way of doing things. The Diesel Rabbit Hole cigar is unique in that it brings together two outcasts, Kaveh and AJ, who have made a name for themselves by defying convention and pushing the boundaries of what has defined these two industries for hundreds of years.
Tobaccos in the Diesel Whiskey Row cigar is built around a blend of Nicaraguan leaves from the Jalapa, Condega, and Ometepe regions, is bound in a powerful Mexican San Andreas, and wrapped in a dark and dreamy Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf that has also been aged for 5 years in bourbon casks. AJ spent months perfecting a process that allowed the leaves to breathe during fermentation, including regular barrel rotation and precise temperature and humidity levels at various stages. All of this effort resulted in a precise level of bourbon present throughout the flavors and aromatic experience in the Whiskey Row smoke.
The Medium bodied, but full flavored cigar is a wonderful treat that should be sampled with a few fingers of your favorite scotch or whiskey.
Length: 5 1/2
Ring Size: 52
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Strength: Medium to Full
Box of 25