The latest Muestra de Saka is shipping, so now please bother Steve Saka.
It’s called #NLMTHA, an acronym for now leave me the hell alone, a 7 x 38 lancero. The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust founder said the cigar is named that way because of all of the people who bothered him for years asking him to make a lancero.
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#NLMTHA aka “Now Leave Me The Hell Alone” Lancero starts shipping today… very elegant, balanced, so smooth, yet flavorful, medium bodied that finishes with a nice kick of spice at the conclusion … The Lancero Whores bitched at me for years to make a Lancero, now they are going to bitch I didn’t make it a sharp fire stick, but they can all bite my inner cactus! A Lancero is suppose to be an elegant, refined smoke, so if I was going to be “forced” to do it, I was going to do it RIGHT dammit!!! So glad this Muestra is behind me – I made so many different sample ligas for this cigar – about 70! And had to smoke hundreds of them along the way… and I really really dislike the Lancero vitola. I coulda’ just made my life easier and mailed it in by making a pepper bomb twizzler, but I didn’t, I made the absolute best lancero I could. ps: I also went with the traditional 7×38 pencil format – I was so tempted to cheat and make it a 40 or 42… doing so would have made the whole project so much easier, but I decided if I was going to do it, I was going to do it to the standard.
“Like all the others, this vitola is yet another personal blending challenge given that I am vocal in my lack of appreciation for this lancero format,” wrote Saka on the cigar’s sales sheet. “As a ligador, I have never had a lancero that I didn’t feel I could make better if I were to blend the same in a slightly wider format.”
If that sounds familiar, it’s because it is. When Saka was the president of Drew Estate he said similar things about his hesitation to make a Liga Privada lancero.
Pricing is set at $17.95 per cigar and it is sold in boxes of seven.
Saka has described the Muestra de Saka series as cigars that “reflect(s) the blending machinations of myself,” as the name means Sample of Saka or Saka’s Sample. This is the fourth release in the series.