Diesel Rabbitt Hole Whiskey
The core of this cigar is made up entirely of Nicaraguan long-fillers from 3 different growing regions - Ometepe, Jalapa, and Condega – that have been aged from five to eight years. The bourbon barrel-aged binder is a Mexican San Andres leaf, and it’s all held together five-years aged Ecuadorian habano wrapper. The barrel aging produces a strong oaky flavor and hints of bourbon in the aroma. You’ll also notice some floral notes, spice and some sweetness in a medium-bodied format.
Diesel Crucible LE
Produced in collaboration with A.J. Fernandez and Justin Andrews, senior brand manager at Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Diesel Crucible is a follow-up to Diesel Hair of the Dog and Delirium, limited-edition releases that are part of the “Elixir trilogy.”
Diesel Delirium LE
Starting with an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper and Connecticut Broadleaf binder, this treat for the senses contains all Nicaraguan fillers, including a heavy portion of ligero to kick up the spice. But Delirium is much more than a powerhouse. Layers of complex spice and pepper lay a foundation and remain prominent throughout, but underneath, careful blending resulted in a delicious bouquet of roasted nuts, oak, nougat, leather, and a subtle natural sweetness.
EP Carrilo The Pledge (#1 Cigar of 2020)
Hailing from the company’s factory in Santiago, Dominican, E.P. Carrillo Pledge is well on the path to becoming its own success story. An enticing dark Habano Connecticut wrapper encases an Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan long-fillers, creating a medium-to-full-bodied masterpiece with notes of creamy cedar, leather, earth, bread, peanut, espresso beans and hay. The complexity teases the palate in a steady progression of strength from start to finish, and the finish reflects all the blend’s best qualities long after the nub is extinguished.
Alec Bradley Black Market (Rated 90)
Every month, for over a year, I had been working on blends with special tobacco from Panama. The unique flavor of Panamanian tobacco, that I so thoroughly enjoy, somehow had to be shared with the world. Creating 18 different Panamanian blends, I smoked the third one in line and knew this was Black Market!