General Cigar has announced a special limited edition version of its Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask for the 2020 end of year holiday season. The cigar features a barber-pole version of the Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask in a 5 x 56 Gordo packaged in a branded and bonded tabletop whiskey barrel.


The new release was developed by Justin Andrews and blended by AJ Fernandez at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua. It features the blend’s original Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper intermixed with a Connecticut Shade wrapper. The cigar also uses a Brazilian Alagoas Arapiraca binder that was barrel aged in Rabbit Hole’s Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrels over a blend of Nicaraguan Habano tobaccos.

The cigars are presented in a keepsake wooden whiskey barrel that holds ten cigars and includes a lid that doubles as an ashtray. Pricing is $124.99 for the cigars and barrel. Shipping has already commenced to retailers.

At a glance, here is a look at the Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Holiday Edition:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf/Connecticut Shade
Binder: Brazilian Arapiraca (Alagoas)
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez de Nicaragua SA

Vitolas Offered

Gordo: 5 x 56

Photo Credits: General Cigar Company