Since launching Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (DTT) in 2015, Steve Saka has been releasing cigar blends that gain not only a loyal following from consumers, but also draw the attention of the media. This year, DTT will be adding some new blends to further excite an already tenacious fanbase. The Sobremesa Brûlée and the Mi Querida Triqui Traca will debut at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show this weekend in Las Vegas.
The Mi Querida Triqui Traca is a bold new addition to the already successful Mi Querida line. Triqui Traca uses a No. 1 Dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper instead of the Medium that is used on the original Mi Querida. It also has an additional Ligero grown in Dominican Republic. Combine those new features with the original Mi Querida blend, and the Triqui Traca is a far bolder and more intense cigar.
“’Triqui Traca’ is Nicaraguan slang for oversized firecrackers that are connected by fuses in a long serial string. These explosive ropes are then laid down in the center of a street and sometimes stretch multiple blocks. Ignited from one end, they explode in a cascading line of powerful concussions and blinding light down the entire length of the street. Triqui Traca are often lit in celebration of important religious and national holidays. This cultural icon is an ideal moniker for the explosive nature of this cigar.” said Steve Saka, Founder and Master Ligador at Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
Mi Querida Triqui Traca will only be available from Select Purveyors, initially in only two formats. The No. 552 is a 5 x 52 and the No. 648 is a 6 x 48. Triqui Traca will feature a red band and chevron on the corner of the box so it may easily be identified from the original Mi Querida. They are presented in 20-count SBN boxes with MSRP ranges from $10.75 to $11.75 respectively per cigar. Initial availability of these cigars will be extremely limited due to tobacco constraints. They are expected to ship in September of 2019.
The Sobremesa Brûlée is an extension and addition to the original Sobremesa line from DTT. With a Connecticut Shade wrapper grown in Ecuador, Steve Saka created this to be a return to the delicious and dessert-like cigars of yesteryear.
“The Brûlée is a variation of the core Sobremesa liga in which the Pennsylvania Seedleaf ligero has been removed, the Condega Seco has been increased and the wrapper is replaced with a top shelf grade of BW Ecuador Connecticut Shade leaf. The result is a milder, even smoother adaptation of the Sobremesa blend that does not sacrifice its wonderfully complex flavors or aromas. This is not a cigar to be smoked casually, but rather a relaxing smoking experience meant to be savored slowly.” said Saka
He added, “Sobremesa Brûlée is a recreation of the milder, shade wrapped ligas of my early years. Somewhere over the last three decades many of the classic shade cigars have become wispy, uninspiring and rather dull to my palate. I wanted to share with others the way I remember these blonde cigars being. Also as ligador and tobacco man, I do not understand the recent trend of making strong Connecticut Shade cigars aka ‘not your grandfather’s cigar’. To me this seems like an oxymoron and a fundamental lack of appreciation of the enchanting characteristics and nuances of shade grown Connecticut Seed tobaccos. In Brûlée, I embraced this shade capa and dedicated myself to showcasing its mild, sweet and nutty nature.”
Sobremesa Brûlée will be also only be available from Select Purveyors. It will be available in the 5.25 x 52 Brûlée Robusto, the 6 x 52 Brûlée Toro, and the 6.25 x 60 Brûlée Gordo. Each will be presented in 13-count dress boxes with MSRP ranges from $12.45 to $13.95 per cigar. Availability will be limited.