Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust have announced they have begun shipping the inaugural annual Holiday release of its StillWell Star pipe tobacco cigar to its retailers. Simply dubbed the “Holiday Y2022”, it is a liga of traditional black cigar tobaccos combined with a unique custom crafted aromatic pipe blend from the pipe tobacco maker Cornell & Diehl.
“A tradition in Pipe Culture is for carvers to craft one-off pipe designs and for blenders to create special mixtures to smoke and celebrate the Holidays. In honor of this practice, it was always my intention to follow suit within our StillWell Star line of puros,” states Steve Saka, the founder of DTT.
He continues, “This year’s release is a delightful aromatic puro with a carefully balanced selection of mild Cavendish Burley and choice Virginia tobaccos incorporated. Unlike the Aromatic No. 1 in the core line, this Holiday release does not feature a dulce cabeza, however the tobaccos themselves are wonderfully sweet to the tongue – the flavor and aroma are nothing short of exceptional. Personally, I find the smoking experience to be like sipping a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows fireside. It is nuanced and balanced, a very deftly executed blending of cigar and pipe tobaccos that evokes the emotion of enjoying a relaxed Christmas morning.”
Produced at Joya de Nicaragua, S. A., the Limited Production StillWell Star Holiday Y2022 is being released in a 6.00 x 52 parejo ringed with snow white bands. The cigars are packed in 13ct boxes that contain an integrated shelf talker describing the blend and retail for $15.30 MSRP each.