Cohiba has announced they will be releasing a second iteration of Weller by Cohiba. This time around the Cohiba blend will 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.
The cigar features Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper and barrel-aged Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder, the blend is finished with 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.”
The cigar will be released in one size, a 6” x 50 Toro featuring Cohiba and Weller Bourbon branding elements and presented in a 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 cigar shops across the U.S. following its ship date of September 23.