The second Muestra de Saka is heading to stores.
It’s called Nacatamale, a 6 x 48 toro, made entirely with filler tobacco coming from one farm in Jalapa, Nicaragua.
“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,” said Steve Saka, founder of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, in a press release. “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. ”
Nacatamale uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and a Nicaraguan binder.
Pricing is set at $15.95 per cigar or $111.65 per box of seven. Saka told halfwheel the cigars began shipping on Friday.
While it’s the second Muestra de Saka release, the cigars are not related blend-wise, rather Saka describes the line as a cigars that “reflect the blending machinations of myself.”
An image posted by Jack Schwartz Importer, a Chicago retailer, shows seven different Muestra de Saka releases.