Four years ago, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust showed off the Todos Las Días Thick Lonsdale “Mas Fuerte,” a 6 x 46 lonsdale that uses a modified version of the company’s Todos Las Días line. Next year, it will return, though retailers will need to place orders by the end of this July.

As the story goes, Steve Saka, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust’s founder, gave the Joya de Nicaragua factory the wrong blend instructions and they rolled it in a lonsdale size. Some mistakes are better than others and as it turns out, Saka enjoyed the blend. Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust released 2,000 cigars in 2018 but the entire Todos Las Días line was suspended in 2020 due to “tobacco limitations.” Saka now says that there’s now enough tobacco to roll more of the Thick Lonsdales, which is being done for a planned release in January.

“When originally blending the Todos Las Dias liga there were two finished core blends comprised of the same tobaccos, but with different proportions,” said Saka in a press release in 2018. “Ultimately, I selected the one I felt worked best in the original formats to be released and relegated the other to my blending diary. When it came time to add the Thick Lonsdale to the line, I inadvertently gave them the recipe for the stronger iteration. In their defense, the factory asked me to verify the blend twice, but I managed to still muck it up and authorized them to produce 200 boxes as instructed. I didn’t actually realize my mistake until I was smoking the post production cigars for quality control purposes. Right away I knew something was askew.”

The blend uses only Nicaraguan tobaccos including a Cuban-seed wrapper and fillers from Estelí and Jalapa. Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust says it will split the production between the retailers that place orders, which need to be placed by July 29, 2022.

Production numbers and pricing for the 2023 release have not been announced.

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