Following the announcement earlier this week that STG would followup 2021’s Weller by Cohiba cigar with a new barrel-aged variant, the company is extending this concept to the Buffalo Trace brand as well, announcing the Buffalo Trace Special F.

Like the Weller by Cohiba (2022), the Buffalo Trace Special F now includes barrel-aged tobacco, with the Brazilian Arapiraca binder spending six months in used Buffalo Trace barrels.

Buffalo Trace Special F cigar

Kevin Irvine, product coordinator of STG’s Online and Retail division said, “With Buffalo Trace Special F, we set out to explore the effect that extended barrel aging would have on the binder leaf and are extremely pleased with the results. The brown sugar and toffee nuances that have won Buffalo Trace Bourbon critical acclaim are present in the cigar, in the most subtle and intriguing of ways. This is an amazing cigar and we believe it will sell out quickly.”

Blend wise, the Buffalo Trace Special F appears identical to the 2021 release, using an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper over a Brazilian Arapiraca binder and fillers from the DR and Nicaragua. Apart from the new barrel-aging process, the largest difference is the shape, being rolled in a 6″ x 60 Special F format, which is described as “a more pronounced version of the traditional torpedo.”

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The Buffalo Trace Special F is being distributed by STG’s Meier & Dutch, and will be sold exclusively through Cigars International, including their online and in-store formats. This release is described as a limited edition—priced at $11 per cigar—though the company does not mention the exact production numbers.

STG began partnering with Sazerac Company in 2021 beginning with the first Buffalo Trace cigar. This has since expanded to include Eagle Rare, Weller, and Fireball.

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