Diesel Cigars and Rabbit Hole tell BourbonBlog.com they have launched their third collaboration together: Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection Boxergrail, a unique cigar developed by Justin Andrews, blended by AJ Fernandez, and crafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua. The cigar features a proprietary aging process developed by AJ.
The limited-edition blend is centered on a proprietary Nicaraguan Habano binder leaf selected for aging in the handcrafted wood-fired, toasted, and charred #3 new American oak barrels that aged Rabbit Hole Founder’s Collection Boxergrail Rye Whiskey. The barrels impart nuances of caramel, black pepper, vanilla and a hint of citrus on the binder leaves, When blended with spicy Nicaraguan Habano filler tobacco and crowned with a rich Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, the Maduro cigar delivers a full sensory experience.
About the Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection Boxergrail Cigar:
Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection is being released in a singular frontmark called Boxergrail. The toro (6” x 52) is presented in elegant boxes that mirror the packaging of the Founder’s Collection Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.
The cigars will sell for $15.79 each, or $157.90 for a ten-count box and will ship on May 1 st, landing at retail in time for Kentucky Derby weekend.
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano (Aged in Rabbit Hole Founder’s Collection Boxergrail Rye Whiskey Barrels)
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano
Rabbit Hole tells us that collaboration seeks to deepen the partnership between Diesel and Rabbit Hole, introducing rye barrel aging to the handmade cigar ind
Kaveh Zamanian, founder and whiskey maker of Rabbit Hole tells BourbonBlog.com, “As a longtime cigar smoker, I believe that pairing cigars with whiskey is an art. It is for this reason that I instinctually selected our highly-regarded Boxergrail Founder’s Collection Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey casks for this collaboration. I knew that these exceptional barrels would lend intriguing notes to the tobacco and would elevate the smoking experience. Given Rabbit Hole’s focus on bringing one-of-a-kind innovations to life, it is a pleasure to have played a role in introducing rye barrel aging to the handmade cigar category. I’m looking forward to sharing this great blend with cigar and whiskey enthusiasts across the country.”