In addition to the Sobremesa Elegante en Cedros, there will be a smaller new version for the line.

The Sobremesa Short Churchill measures 4 3/4 x 48. It will be offered. in 14-count boxes with a suggested retail price of $9.95. While the cigar will formally debut at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust founder Steve Saka has been handing out the cigar at select events in recent months.

“Having produced Sobremesa for a year now, we are finding a quantity of exceptional, but too short of capa to make the larger formats within the line so the creation of the Short Churchill proved to be a necessity,” said Saka in an email to halfwheel.

“Rather than just regard it as a ‘gotta do it’ and just produce it, I decided to take the opportunity and revisit the liga and tweak it specifically for this short plump format. Although it remains true to the core blend, it is slightly increased in the strength department which I find extremely palatable. And rather than pack it in 25ct boxes, I am opting for a 14ct box to provide a more affordable box purchase option for consumers when I am doing Sobremesa cigar events across the country.”

Sobremesa is produced Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A. using an Ecuadorian habano grade 1 dark rosado wrapper, a Mexican Matacapan negro de temporal binder and five fillers: Nicaraguan GK Condega C-SG seco, Nicaraguan Pueblo Nuevo criollo viso, Nicaraguan La Joya Estelí C-98 viso, Nicaraguan ASP Estelí hybrid ligero and broadleaf ligero from Lancaster County, Pa.

The cigar will head to retailers immediately following the trade show which begins July 25 in Las Vegas.

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is also expected to release its second line, Mi Querida.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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