Diesel Delirium to Hit Stores in March

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This March, General Cigar Co.’s Diesel brand is getting a new limited edition, and the company is calling it the boldest Diesel blend to date.

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The Diesel Delirium is blended by Abdel Fernandez and made at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua. It uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Connecticut broadleaf binder and a Nicaraguan filler that is highlighted by tobacco from Ometepe as well as a good bit of ligero. The company describes the cigar as one “for the initiated,” delivering a peppery smoke marked by spices, nuts and nougat.

“Diesel Delirium is about disruption,” said Justin Andrews, senior brand manager for Diesel, in a press release. “It’s a cigar that demands the smoker’s full attention and while it follows Hair of the Dog, the two blends couldn’t be more different. Delirium’s definitely powerhouse of a smoke, but it’s not just that. It’s also about dimension and balance, and that begins and ends with the blend we developed. This is a cigar that we recommend enjoying when you have time to commit to really experiencing the full spectrum of taste it delivers.”

It is available in a single 6 x 52 toro vitola that is priced at $10 per cigar before taxes. The company is producing 5,000 boxes of 10 cigars.

The name should be familiar to longtime Diesel fans, having originally debuted in 2014 at Cigars International. This new version is the second limited edition since the Diesel brand expanded its distribution, joining 2019’s Hair of the Dog.

The new Diesel Delirium is slated to arrive in stores on March 2nd.
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