Cohiba tells BourbonBlog.com.com the 2023 Weller by Cohiba Cigar is being released. This is the moment Weller, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery, and cigar fans are always eagerly anticipating.
This unique collaboration between the iconic Cohiba and the esteemed Weller Bourbon aged 12 years is handcrafted with precision in the Dominican Republic, and is a testament to the fusion of cigar-making and bourbon aging traditions, boasting Connntitcut Broadleaf binder that has been aged in the very barrels has been used in this new blend for 2023.
The cigars will be available soon in the 6 X 50 Toro size priced at $24.99 per cigar, in boxes of 10 for $249.99.
Inside the Blend: Weller by Cohiba 2023
The 2023 Cohiba Weller, differing from its predecessor, employs a Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper, a USA Broadleaf binder aged in used Weller 12-year-old Bourbon whiskey barrels, and an intricate blend from Brazilian Matafina and Nicaraguan Jalapa and Esteli for the filler.
In the Toro size, this harmonious composition is said to have an intriguing flavor profile of rich caramel, dark chocolate, and toasted oak, accompanied by a subtle sweetness reminiscent of the finest bourbon.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Binder: USA Connecticut Broadleaf (Aged in used Weller 12-year-old Bourbon Whiskey Barrels)
Filler: Brazilian (Matafina) / Nicaraguan (Jalapa / Esteli)
Experiencing the 2023 Cohiba Weller
This limited-edition release showcases Cohiba and Weller Bourbon’s unwavering commitment to crafting perfection.
Savored with a glass of Weller 12 Year bourbon or enjoyed independently, this cigar epitomizes the harmonious fusion of two time-honored traditions.
“For our third blend of Weller by Cohiba, we deepened the exploration of barrel aging on tobacco. In calling upon Weller bourbon barrels to deepen the complexity of the binder leaf, we have added a layer of dimension that makes itself known not only on the palate but also through the aroma. This is a sophisticated cigar that pairs beautifully with bourbon or aged brown spirits and delivers a decadent smoking experience
on its own,” Cohiba Ambassador Sean Williams explains.
Previous Weller by Cohiba Cigar Releases
BourbonBlog.com has had the pleasure of documenting the Cohiba Weller story from its debut in July 2021 as Bourbon expert Tom Fischer has interviewed Cobhia’s Sean Williams – we are including those interviews below and you can also check them out on our BourbonBlog YouTube and podcast channels.
The inaugural release, embodied in a 5.5” x 50 Robusto size, aimed to curate a cigar experience perfectly paired with Weller 12 bourbon.
Dressed in a full-bodied Honduran San Agustin Ligero wrapper and bound with Connecticut Havano Medio Tiempo, the blend incorporated hand-selected tobaccos from Esteli and the isolated volcanic island of Ometepe in Nicaragua. The unique blend and elegant Cohiba and Weller Bourbon branding elements housed in an attractive glass tube captured the attention of aficionados.
Wrapper: Honduran San Agustin Ligero
Binder: : Connecticut Havano Medio Tiempo
Filler: Esteli / Ometepe in Nicaragua.
(LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE HERE ON WELLER BY COHIBA 2021 OR WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW BELOW)
In the 2022 Weller by Cohiba release the cigar took a remarkable leap by introducing the first Cohiba blend to feature bourbon barrel-aged tobacco in a Toro size.
This refined iteration was highlighted by a Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder leaf aged in authentic Weller Bourbon barrels, all covered in a rich Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper.
The selected filler tobaccos hailed from the Dominican Republic, Esteli in Nicaragua, and three Honduran growing regions, namely, La Entrada, Jamastran, and Olancho San Agustin.
Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra)
Binder: : U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf aged in used Weller Barrels)
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Honduras
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW
The transition from 2021 to 2023 has been a journey for cigar and bourbon fans alik showcasing the gradual refinement and distinct identity of the Weller by Chohiba collection cigars.