Handcrafted in Santiago at General Cigar Dominicana, the blend for the Flint Knoll Release No. 2 has been carried over from its inaugural release of 2022. The cigar features an Ecuador-grown Connecticut Shade wrapper with Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a filler blend of Dominican, Brazilian, and Nicaraguan tobaccos.
Flint Knoll Release No. 2 draws its characteristics from tobacco aged in French Oak barrels used to produce Flint Knoll’s 2019 Royal Appointment Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2019 growing season in Napa Valley saw optimal conditions.
Flint Knoll No. 2 comes in a 6 x 54 Toro ($19.99) and a 7 x 52 Churchill ($21.99). The cigar ships on October 2 in 10-count wooden boxes.
“We created a new method of aging binder leaf in wine barrels for Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll,” Justin Andrews, new business development manager for Scandinavian Tobacco Group which owns the Macanudo brand, said in a press release. “It was a time and labor-intensive process, one that had us test binder varietals and aging durations. We ultimately achieved the complexity and nuances we were looking for in the smoking experience.”