Last summer, Scandinavian Tobacco Group released the Diesel Vintage Series, a five-size line with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. Now, the Diesel Vintage Series is getting a second blend option.

The Diesel Vintage Series Natural uses an Ecuadorian wrapper over a habano binder from Estelí, Nicaragua and fillers from Jalapa, Nicaragua that the company says were aged for five to seven years. Like other Diesel cigars, it is made at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.

It is offered in the same five sizes, at the same prices, as the original Diesel Vintage Series:

  • Diesel Vintage Series Natural Pico Gordo (4 1/2 x 60) — $8.79 (Box of 20, $175.80)
  • Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo (5 x 56) — $7.79 (Box of 20, $155.80)
  • Diesel Vintage Series Natural Toro (6 x 52) — $7.99 (Box of 20, $159.80)
  • Diesel Vintage Series Natural Double Corona (7 3/4 x 49) — $8.79 (Box of 20, $175.80)
  • Diesel Vintage Series Natural Rabito (6 x 46) — $9.29 (Box of 10, $92.90)

“For Diesel Series Natural, AJ and I took the opportunity to highlight the aged tobacco in the blend,” said Justin Andrews, business development manager of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s (STG) North American Branded and Rest of World divisions, in a press release. “We introduced a natural wrapper to deliver a transformative effect on the blend and make the aging of the filler more pronounced. The result is a cigar that not only delivers the signature, bold experience that Diesel is known for, but also introduces layers of rich and satisfying complexity.”

Diesel is distributed by Forged Cigar Co. The Diesel Vintage Series Natural will begin shipping on Friday, March 1.

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