Diesel has just added another blend to its Sunday Gravy series, bringing the line to its sixth and final size. The Porcellino, which measures 6 inches by ring gauge 52, consists of an Ecuadorian Havana wrapper around a Nicaraguan binder and filler. Like previous Diesel Sunday Gravy cigars, it is made in Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez.
The name translates to “little pig” in Italian and refers to the fountain in Florence of a boar. The bronze sculpture was created by artist Pietro Tacca. A reproduction now hangs in Florence’s Mercato Nuovo open-air market.
Sunday Gravy debuted in August 2021 with the San Marzano size. The idea behind the release was that the tobacco was fermented slowly, at low temperature, or “low-and-slow”, much like the tomato sauces traditionally made on Sundays in Italian-American homes. Follow-up releases stuck to the culinary theme and included more sizes like Pecorino, Gabagool, and Rosamarino. Wild boar is often used in meat sauces.
The Sunday Gravy Porcellino has a suggested retail price of $4.99 per cigar, or $49.90 per pack of 10 units. They will hit retailers next week, October 3rd.
Diesel cigars are distributed by Forged Cigar Co., a handmade cigar subsidiary owned by corporate giant Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
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