Cigar Review: Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto

Initial Thoughts:

Diesel. Whiskey. Cigars. Are there three things more manly?

Today I'm smoking a cigar I've never had from a brand that's still pretty new to me. Today's adventure is the Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto, a cigar with a binder aged in Rabbit Hole's Kentucky bourbon barrels before being shipped to cigar shops.

As soon as I took the cigar out of the cellophane, I could smell a sweet aroma of whiskey. After punching the end, the draw was incredibly smooth and the cigar was easy to light. One thing I noticed on the first few puffs is how prevalent the taste of whiskey is in this cigar.

Cigar Review Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto


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Brand: Diesel
Line: Whiskey Row
Size:  5 1/2 x 52
Cut: Select Draw
Light: Torch
Price: $7.49 – CIGRco
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Filler: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 82 minutes

Final Thoughts:

The first half of the Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto was delicious. The draw was a little tight, but nothing too bad. The burn was even and almost perfect.

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The second half of the cigar got a little bit harsh, but only the slightest bit. The final third is where things got notably worse, specifically, the burn became uneven and I had to torch it to even it up.

However, I think the Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto is a great cigar I'd smoke again. It has great flavors of Nicaraguan tobacco and sweet whiskey. I'd smoke this again for sure, so a CigarScore 4 for the Whiskey Row.

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