The Sasquatch statue is once again front and center in Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust’s booth, but this year it has a companion, a bag of “Sasquatch Poo,” which is actually black cherry-flavored cotton candy. Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is handing out these bags to retailers and media who stop by the booth.

This year, the company founded by Steve Saka has a number of new products on display, including an addition to the Muestra de Saka line, a new StillWell Star blend, and a new Mi Querida vitola. Of note, Saka mentioned that the Muestra de Saka Krakatoa—which was announced early last year—is currently on track to be released “next spring.”

Saka told me that Dunbarton will most likely produce 1.8 million cigars this year, which is an increase of more than 400,000 cigars compared to 2021. Saka also estimates that number will increase to around 2.5 million total cigars by the end of next year.

Mi Querida SakaKhan

This cigar is a preview of sorts, as it is the first vitola in a new line extension that is expected to be fully released with multiple sizes next year. Having said that, this is the second time this cigar has been sold, though the last time was under a different name. Last November, Dunbarton sent the same cigar to JR Cigar as part of the retailer’s 50th anniversary.

  • Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Binder: Mexico (San Andrés Negro)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras & Nicaragua
  • Mi Querida SakaKhan (7 1/4 x 54) — $15.95 (Box of 10, $159.50)

Production: 3,500 Boxes of 10 (35,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: August 2022

Muestra de Saka The Bewitched

The newest addition to Dunbarton’s Muestra de Saka line—the name translates to sample of Saka from Spanish—was originally created to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Owl Shop of Worcester, Mass.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Mexico (Cultivo Tonto San Andrés Negro)
  • Filler: Nicaragua & U.S.A.
  • Muestra de Saka The Bewitched (6 5/8 x 48) — $19.75 (Box of 7, $138.25)

Production: Limited Production

Release Date: June 8, 2022

StillWell Star Limited Edition Holiday Y2022

The fifth size in the company’s StillWell Star line builds on the idea of the original vitolas that were released last year: a “luxury pipe tobacco puro” that combines traditional cigar tobacco with a custom blend of pipe tobacco. Made to celebrate the holiday season, the new release incorporates a filler blend made up of Cavendish burley and Virginia pipe tobaccos sourced from Cornell & Diehl

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Mexico (Cultivo Tonto San Andrés Negro)
  • Filler: U.S.A. (Cavendish Burley & Virginia)
  • StillWell Star Limited Edition Holiday Y2022 (6 x 52) — $15.30 (Box of 13, $198.90)

Production: 2,500 Boxes of 13 (32,500 Total Cigars)

Release Date: November 2022

Todos Las Días Thick Lonsdale “Mas Fuerte” (2023)

Originally released four years ago, this cigar uses a modified version of the company’s Todos Las Días line. It is being sold to retailers as a pre-order release that wont’ ship until next year. According to Saka, the blend was a mistake that came about when he gave the Joya de Nicaragua factory the wrong blend instructions and they rolled it in a lonsdale size.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Cuban-Seed)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí & Jalapa)
  • Todos Las Días Thick Lonsdale “Mas Fuerte (2023) (6 x 46) — $13.25 (Box of 10, $132.50)

Production: To Be Determined

Release Date: January 2023

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Hand Carved Stone Ashtray

These ashtrays, which are produced by hand in Nicaragua and were originally commissioned to be used as gifts with purchases for events and to be sold online, have now been repurposed as a gift for retailers who order $1,000 of products at the show.

Production: 1,000 Ashtrays

Release Date: May 2022

Update (Aug. 8, 2022) — An earlier version of this article listed the MSRP of the Muestra de Saka The Bewitched as $17.95 per cigar, it is $19.75 per cigar.

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.