The sixth and final installment of the Diesel Sunday Gravy series is coming to store shelves in early October.

It’s called Porcellino and is a 6 x 52 toro that uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan habano binder grown in the Pueblo Nuevo region, while the filler contains Nicaraguan habano leaves. The blend was developed by Justin Andrews, business development manager of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s (STG) North American Branded and Rest of World divisions, along with Abdel Fernandez of AJ Fernandez, which produced the cigar at its factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. A press release describes the blend as full-bodied.

Pricing is set at $4.99 per cigar and $49.90 per 10-count box. The Sunday Gravy series has been called a limited edition, but production numbers have not been released. It is scheduled to begin shipping to brick-and-mortar retailers on October 3.

The cigar gets its name from Il Porcellino, the famous fountain of a female wild boar that is located in Florence, Italy, and which has been copied numerous times and installed in locations around the world. Il Porcellino is the local nickname for the sculpture and means “little pig.”

The Diesel Sunday Gravy line debuted in August 2021 with San Marzano, and has since added Pecorino, Rosamarino, Gabagool and Grappa. The line offers seasonally released, Nicaraguan-forward cigars that are blended by Andrews and Fernandez. The blends have been released on a quarterly basis, sold until their supply is deleted, and offered with an MSRP of no more than $5.

Diesel is distributed by Forged Cigar Co.

Images courtesy of STG/Forged Cigar Co.

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