Taking his message directly to the people, Steve Saka shared some major Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust updates via Facebook today. Set to be introduced during July’s Premium Cigar Association trade show in Las Vegas, he was sure to note that this list of projects only includes products that will be available to DTT’s full roster of purveyors. Given that asterisk, it is likely you’ll hear more about DTT purveyor exclusives later in the year.
Launched in 2019 as a Smoke Inn retailer exclusive, the popular Red Meat Lovers will be released nationwide. Expected to arrive by the end of August, all four sizes are named after cuts or preparations of meat and will be sold in boxes of 10. The 6 x 48 Parejo Beef Stick – typically consisting of top/bottom round and lifter cuts when in a butcher shop rather than the cigar shop – and the 6 x 52 Ribeye will be familiar to those who have followed previous releases. The 5 x 54 Prensado Filet Mignon, and the 6 x 60 Prensado Porterhouse are brand new formats for RML.
DTT’s 7.25 x 54 Mi Querida Black SakaKhan is being joined by the new 5.625 x 48 PapaSaka. Listed as limited production – “ongoing but limited,” Saka notes – the PapaSaka is scheduled to be available by the end of August. Wrapped in Connecticut Broadleaf, and featuring a Mexican San Andres binder, the filler tobaccos for the Mi Querida Black are grown in Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.
Limited to 3,000 boxes for this its first production run, retailer pre-orders of the recently announced 6 x 48 Muestra De Saka Krakatoa completely sold out within days of being accepted. While that initial batch is already spoken for and expected arrive at DTT purveyors in September, tobacconists that want to place orders for future allotments will be able to do so during the conference . Featuring Ecuadorian Habano Grade A1 wrapper leaf and a Nicaraguan Sungrown binder, this MDS presents a combination of Nicaraguan Broadleaf, Criollo, and Aganorsa Corojo filler tobaccos – a first for any DTT Liga.
The StillWell Star line – crafted using pipe tobaccos and developed with Cornell & Diehl – will offer another limited holiday edition this year. Expected to arrive in November or December, the StillWell Star Y2023 will be a 6 x 52 Parejo. While information about the blend is not being disclosed until closer to the official release, Saka shared that each box will contain 13 cigars. Within an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and Mexican San Andres binder, the filler of the StillWell Star Holiday Y2022 included Cavendish burley and Virginia pipe tobaccos.
Earlier this year, DTT released the first in a planned collection of cigars it has named the Archive Series. Starting with the Todos Las Dias Thick Lonsdale, Saka wrote at the time that “DTT will reprise one of our favorite blends or vitolas in a blend that we previously stopped production on even though it was still popular and selling.” Tentatively scheduled for a January 2024 launch, DTT is still determining which blend to bring back for the second Archive Series project.
DTT will be offering an acutely limited amount of both Sobremesa Brûlée Blue Unicorns and Mi Querida Black Unicorns. Limited to between just 300 and 400 boxes in total between both blends, neither can be made available again until at least 2024. Both 6.25 x 60 Diademas could be available as early as July and will debut in special cabinets containing 10 coffins each. Knowing even a few of the lengths that Saka has gone to carry out his vision for a thing, the cabinet and coffins will likely look stunning once revealed.
With the 4 x 48 Polpetta – launched in 2019 as an Event Only offering – getting a wider release moving forward, the new PataPerro has been announced to take it’s place. Listed as debuting in boxes of 25 cigars each, the 4 x 48 Parejos are expected to start appearing at DTT events in August.
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