Yesterday, the Muestra de Saka U-Boat went on sale at Rocky’s Cigars of Syracuse, N.Y.

It’s the second consecutive year that Rocky’s has received the Muestra de Saka U-Boat, which is based on the Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor. It’s a 7 x 50 Churchill—slightly longer than the Unstolen Valor, which measures 6 x 52. Steve Saka told halfwheel that it uses a habano 2000 sun grown wrapper over a binder from Jalapa, Nicaraguan and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua as well as Connecticut broadleaf.

Saka said that the U-Boat is designed to be more complex than Unstolen Valor, which was done by adjusting the proportions of the filler.

Each cigar has an MSRP of $14.95 per cigar. There were 400 boxes of 10 cigars produced for 2021, which sold out shortly after going on sale yesterday. Saka told halfwheel that the box for 2021 changed from the brown colors used on other Muestra de Saka releases to the black and gray scheme scene above.

Muestra de Saka is a collection of a variety of cigars, most of which have been described as limited production items sold nationally. The cigars have varied in shape, blend, and factory, though previously they were loosely tied together by some common packaging traits. That is no longer the case with the 2021 release of the U-Boat as it ditches the brown boxes and gold-colored cloth bands.


Charlie Minato

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