Last year, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and Cornell & Diehl, a pipe tobacco company, teamed up to create StillWell Star, a cigar made with pipe tobacco. For 2022, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust has announced a limited edition blend created for the holiday season.
Like the rest of the StillWell Star offerings, the StillWell Star Limited Edition Holiday Y2022 will be a 6 x 52 toro and will use an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and Mexican San Andrés negro binder. Where the difference lies is with the filler blend, which will use Cavendish burley and Virginia pipe tobaccos. This is similar to the regular production StillWell Star Aromatic No. 1, but one notable difference is the Holiday Y2022 will not use a sweetened cap.
“A tradition in Pipe Culture is for carvers to craft one-off pipe designs and for blenders to create special mixtures to smoke and mark the Holidays,” wrote Steve Saka, founder of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, in a spec sheet describing the cigar. “In honor of this practice, it was always my intention to follow suit with our StillWell Star line of puros.”
StillWell Star is blended by Saka and Jeremy Reeves of Cornell & Diehl. The cigars are rolled at Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A.
Pricing and production numbers have not been announced, but the cigars will come in 13-count boxes. While it is scheduled to ship in November, retailers will likely get their first chance to see the cigar at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which takes place July 9-12 in Las Vegas.