For the second time this week, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has announced a new cigar using-barrel aged tobaccos as part of the cigar company’s agreement with Sazerac Co.’s Buffalo Trace brand.
The Buffalo Trace Special F is a 6 x 60 torpedo that uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Brazilian Arapiraca binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The binder was aged in spent bourbon barrels from Buffalo Trace for six months. Like the original Buffalo Trace cigar that was released last year, the Buffalo Trace Special F is made at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
It has an MSRP of $11 per cigar and is on sale through Cigars International as well as Meier & Dutch, the wholesale arm of Cigars International, meaning retailers nationwide are able to purchase the cigar. Orders began heading out this week.
“With Buffalo Trace Special F, we set out to explore the effect that extended barrel aging would have on the binder leaf and are extremely pleased with the results,” said Kevin Irvine, product coordinator of STG’s Online and Retail division, in a press release. “The brown sugar and toffee nuances that have won Buffalo Trace Bourbon critical acclaim are present in the cigar, in the most subtle and intriguing of ways. This is an amazing cigar and we believe it will sell out quickly.”
Earlier this week, STG’s General Cigar Co. announced the Weller by Cohiba 2022, another cigar using a binder that was aged in barrels from the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky.
Scandinavian Tobacco Group has collaborated with a number of Buffalo Trace brands for a total of now six projects. The other three releases have been the original Buffalo Trace cigar sold through Meier & Dutch, an Eagle Rare gift set sold by Cigars International and a cinnamon-flavored Fireball cigar.