Cohiba will release a second iteration of Weller by Cohiba, this one created to pair with the brown spirit of your choice.
Developed in partnership with Weller Bourbon, the 2022 Weller by Cohiba features a Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder leaf that has been aged in Weller Bourbon barrels from the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. The cigars were produced at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
The 2022 Weller by Cohiba features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over barrel-aged Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder, and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Esteli in Nicaragua and three Honduran growing regions including La Entrada, Jamastran and Olancho San Agustin.
The 6 x 50 Toro ($24.99) is presented in an aluminum tube and comes in 10-count boxes. The limited-edition cigar is hitting U.S. retailers now.
“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,” Cohiba Brand Ambassador Sean Williams said in a press release. “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.”
Weller by Cohiba was blended to complement Weller Bourbon, a wheated bourbon prized by connoisseurs for its moderately sweet taste and smooth finish.