Cigar News: The End of Diesel Sunday Gravy – Introducing Porcellino

The sixth and final Diesel Sunday Gravy expression will ship to brick and mortar retailers on October 3.

Diesel Sunday Gravy launched in August 2021 as a full-time line of seasonally-released, Nicaraguan-forward smokes, blended and handcrafted through Diesel’s winning partnership of AJ Fernandez and Justin Andrews. Blends have been released quarterly, sold until their limited supply is deleted and offered at an unbelievable MSRP of less than $5.00 per cigar.

The last of the series is named after the iconic Florentine fountain called Il Porcellino. The name translates to “little pig,” yet the bronze sculpture is of a female wild boar which is said to bring good fortune and a sure return to Florence. Perhaps AJ and Justin Andrews were hinting at a “return” to collaborating when they selected Il Porcellino as the name for the final Sunday Gravy release. Either that or they were inspired by a wild boar ragu and wanted to name a bold, rich smoke after it. It’s anybody’s guess.

What’s certain is that Porcellino is like the five previous Sunday Gravy releases in that it’s a full-bodied, all-Habano blend made with tobaccos fermented in a “low and slow” method that’s like the way Sunday gravy (or sauce!) is cooked slowly over a low flame for a long period of time to get the taste just right.

Blended by AJ Fernandez and Justin Andrews and crafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua, Diesel Sunday Gravy Porcellino has blend described as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuadoran Habano
  • Binder – Nicaraguan Pueblo Nuevo
  • Filler – Nicaraguan Habano

The company notes that this is a smoke that delivers notes of pepper, earth and leather.

The Diesel Sunday Gravy Porcellino is expressed in a single (6 x 52) vitola and has an MSRP set at $4.99/cigar or $49.90 per 10-count box

Diesel cigars are produced by Scandinavian Tobacco Group and distributed by Forged Cigar Company.

About Diesel

Handcrafted by artisans in Esteli, Nicaragua, Diesel cigars are “bold by design.” The brand challenges the current conventions of the handmade cigar category through the bold, unapologetic style of its Cigar Master, AJ Fernandez. Diesel cigars are unified by their deeply complex flavor which is achieved through AJ’s steadfast adherence to time honored cigar making techniques and his insistence on using the highest quality tobacco. The Diesel portfolio includes Hair of the Dog which was released in 2019; Whiskey Row which launched two expressions, one in 2019 and one in 2018, and Diesel Grind which debuted in 2017. For more information, visit