Steve Saka says he may not release the cigar, but there’s a new Muestra de Saka vitola that hasn’t been seen before.

It’s called Unicorn, a project Saka said was inspired by some of the most expensive cigars of all time, i.e. what would happen if “you did everything physically possible to spend as much money and effort as is humanly possible” to create 1,000 cigars.

The shape, a 6 1/4 x 60 double perfecto, was created by Saka who said he carved it using a lathe.

From there, he says he sorted through 6,000 pounds of broadleaf wrapper, selecting “about 1 percent” of it to create the 1,000 cigars, which were all rolled by a single pair at the joya de Nicaragua factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

“No idea if I am just going to smoke them all or sell a few,” wrote Saka on Facebook. “The cost per cigar on these is beyond stupid, but I feel satisfied in having created something worthy of the name Unicorn.”

Of note, he’s already got packaging made for the cigar.

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 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.

Image via Saka

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