Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust has announced the followup cigar to the Muestra de Saka Exclusivo—the company’s first limited release. The second cigar in the series will be dubbed Nacatamale, using a 6″ x 48 size and a “viejo granja” blend that aims to showcase an old school complexity through the use of a select filler recipe, originating from a single farm in Jalapa.
The Nacatamale is the second frontmark in the line. What made this cigar a unique blending challenge was I went “viejo granja” style with it. For over a century most cigars’ entire filler recipes were comprised of just one farm’s tobacco and any complexity was introduced by extremely careful leaf processing, selection and positioning within the bunch. Whereas these days as we have hundreds of ingredients to work and blend with to create interesting and satisfying ligas. So, the challenge was to see if I could make an “old farm” style liga that could hold its own with the modern blends created today. This cigar is considerably more robust than the Exclusivo and since this puro’s tripa are all from just one small, independent farm in Jalapa, Nicaragua, I will not be disclosing the name of the vega. However, I will say it is simply sublime.Steve Saka, owner of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
According to a press release, the cigars are currently being sold to retailers as preorders, with the deadline falling at the last day of IPCPR 2017, which will be held later this month.