Less than a month after publicly teasing that he may or may not release the cigar, Steve Saka is in fact releasing his Unicorn. It’s the latest in the Muestra de Saka line, and yes, it’s $100 per cigar.
The project started after the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust founder asked what would happen if “you did everything physically possible to spend as much money and effort as is humanly possible” to make a cigar.
In the end, it’s a 6 1/4 x 60 double perfecto developed out of a shape that Saka lathed himself. Saka said he sorted through around 6,000 pounds of broadleaf wrapper, selecting around 1 percent for the project, and then the cigars were rolled at the Joya de Nicaragua factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
A total of 958 cigars will be offered to the company’s Select Purveyors that place an order in January and the cigars will begin shipping this week. There was actually 1,000 cigars rolled, but Saka said he smoked some.
Muestra de Saka is a collection of various cigars for those who want to “catch a glimpse into the cigarmaker’s soul within their smoke” according to Saka. So far two cigars—the Exclusivo and the Nacatamale—have been formally released under the Muestra de Saka line and a retailer posted an image showing seven vitolas, of which the Unicorn was not one of them.