Steve Saka, a former president of Drew Estate, took the industry by storm when he started his own company, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. He’s put out some awesome blends so far. At IPCPR 2017, there were two new cigars on display as well as a couple line extensions. Steve gave us the rundown of what’s new.
Todos Las Dias
Saka says this thing is a powerhouse but not in the normal sense. He claims it slowly builds and builds in strength. I tested it out, and he’s right, but damn, is it good!
-Wrapper: Sungrown Cuban Seed Nicaraguan
-Sizes & MSRP:
Half Churchill (4.75×48) – $10.45 (Boxes of 10 – $104.50)
Robusto (5×52) – $11.45 (Boxes of 10 – $114.50)
Toro (6×52) – $12.45 (Boxes of 10 – $124.50)
Doube Wide Belicoso (4.75×60) – $12.45 (Boxes of 10 – $124.50)
This cigar was actually one of the best I smoked at the show. I’ve got a number of samples I will be smoking and reviewing over the next couple weeks, but as of right now, this is in the running to make top 10 of the show.
Muestra de Saka Nakatamale
This cigar is made “viejo granja” style paying homage to the old way of making cigars from one farm’s tobacco. All tobaccos in this blend except for the wrapper are from a single farm in Jalapa, Nicaragua.
-Size: Parejo (6×48)
-Price: $15.95 (Boxes of 7 – $111.65)
There are two new sizes in the Mi Querida line this year – a little guy and a huge baseball bat of a cigar.
-Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
-Sizes (new) & MSRP:
Mas Sucia (7×64) – $13.75 (Boxes of 10 – $137.50)
Gordita (4×48) – $8.65 (Boxes of 20 – $173.00)