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.
Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Cohiba cigars are critically acclaimed for their meticulous construction and refined taste. With its iconic white box and red dot logo, the core brand of Cohiba is complemented by these super premium collections, each offering cigar connoisseurs luxurious and memorable smoking experiences: Cohiba Black, Cohiba Blue, Cohiba Connecticut, Cohiba Royale, Cohiba Nicaragua and Cohiba Macassar. In addition, the artisans of Cohiba produce special edition releases featuring proprietary tobaccos and available in extremely limited quantity. Visit Cohiba.com for more information or follow Cohiba on Facebook @Cohiba, on Instagram @CohibaCigars and on Twitter @Cohiba.
About Weller Bourbon
The Weller Bourbon line is named after William Larue Weller, known for using wheat instead of rye in its bourbon mashbills, resulting in a softer, smoother taste. In 1893 Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle Sr. was hired by W.L. Weller and Sons as a whiskey salesman. Today the Weller and Van Winkle brands are joined again at Buffalo Trace Distillery. The Weller lineup includes W.L. Weller Antique, W.L. Weller Special Reserve, W.L. Weller 12-Year-Old, William Larue Weller and other expressions.
About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1775 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 35 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year for 2018 and its William Larue Weller and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac were named 2nd and 3rd finest whiskeys in the world for 2020. Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com. To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/media.