Cohiba will release a second iteration of Weller by Cohiba. The limited-edition blend marks the first Cohiba blend to be made with bourbon barrel-aged tobacco.
Developed in partnership with Weller Bourbon, the 2022 Weller by Cohiba blend 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 Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper which crowns the barrel-aged Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder, the blend is made with hand-selected filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Esteli in Nicaragua and three Honduran growing regions including La Entrada, Jamastran and Olancho San Agustin.
Cohiba Brand Ambassador Sean Williams said, “For our second expression of Weller by Cohiba, we set out to deepen the connection between the cigar and the spirit, and we did this through our proprietary barrel aging process for tobacco. In allowing the binder leaf to age in bourbon barrels, we have added another dimension to the smoking experience which offers rich notes of cedar, honey and a subtle spice that come to life on the palate and in the aroma. This blend is exceptional.”
Weller by Cohiba was blended to complement Weller Bourbon, a rare and highly-coveted wheated bourbon prized by connoisseurs for its sophisticated, moderately sweet taste and intensely smooth finish. The blend also makes for a sophisticated pairing with any bourbon or aged brown spirit and smokes elegantly on its own.
To be released in one size, a 6″ x 50 Toro featuring Cohiba and Weller Bourbon branding elements and presented in a handsome aluminum tube, Weller by Cohiba 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. following its ship date of September 23.