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Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Todos Las Dias

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Todos Las Dias

 

 

Todos Las Dias is my personal Spanglish translation meaning “All the Days.” The workers at Joya de Nicaraguan often cringe at my casual butchering of their mother tongue, but in my opinion cigars are far more than a grammar lesson to abide, they are the physical manifestation of a feeling and of an experience.  TLD embodies the classic bold flavors that represent the heart of their soil’s peppery tobaccos and the labor of their always working hands.  For me, this spicy Nicaraguan puro reflects no pretentious airs or any of that “notes of pencil lead with a hint of fennel” nonsense. It is an honest, hardworking cigar intended to be smoked by men who know what it means to be a cigar smoker and never give a damn about what others think. 

 

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A leathery, sungrown Nicaraguan capa encapsulates its straightforward tripa recipe of strong Jalapa and Esteliano tobaccos. From the first puff, there is no doubt of the origin of this cigar or that it is intended solely for the seasoned cigar smoker. Not for the casual smoker, this is a puro that intended for those who want their daily cigars spicy and untamed. VIVA NICARAGUA!

 

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AVAILABLE SIZES: Simple SLB Box / 10ct

  • Corona:  5 x 44
  • Half Churchill:  4.75 x 48
  • Thick Lonsdale:  6 x 46
  • Robusto:  6 x 52
  • Toro:  6 x 52
  • No. 660:  6 x 60
  • Double Wide Belicoso:  6.75 x 60

Liga Details:

Capa:  Nicaraguan  

Capote:  Nicaraguan

Tripa:   Nicaraguan 

 

 

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  • APPEARANCE

The Nicaraguan wrapper is rich chocolate brown in color. The vitola is almost seamless except near the bellicoso cap with very minimal tooth and vein. The “Double Wide Belicoso” offering from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is short and fat! It looks like a cigar you can sit around the poker table and impress your friends with!

They’ll be envious when you tell them, at least currently, that these are nowhere to be found. Acquired the same way as the “Umbagog” listed as back ordered on the CI website it was a take my money and pray! Eventually they showed up. The cigar has a band on the footer indicating the name “Todas Las Dias”, yellow incursive on a grey background translates to, as Steve Saka explains in Spanglish, “All The Days.”

The primary label is triangular in the same lighter yellow, best I can tell is the initials “TDL” on a grey background. The Belicoso shaped vitola has and extra wide open foot and a torpedo shaped cap. Pre-Light aroma had notes of hay, earth and chocolate. The cold draw produced flavors of coffee, leather and natural tobacco.

  • FIRST LIGHT

First light produced flavors of charred cedar, raw walnuts, leather and chocolate. Nuances of dark roast coffee blending in with black pepper. The retro is producing full white pepper evolving into flavors of caramel.

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

Entering cruise control the sweet flavors turn up a notch with sweet tea. Heavy chocolate notes evolving from dark to milk. Raw walnuts and leather are present but more of a background flavor on the aftertaste.

Black pepper spice is noted on the lips and palate in between draws. At this point the Todas Las Dias is like smoking a chocolate bar glazed with black pepper. The retro is producing FULL PLUS white pepper evolving into a distinct flavor of caramel/toffee.

“The Todas Las Dias is like smoking a chocolate bar glazed with black pepper”

  • FINAL THIRD

Rolling into the final third the sweet profile of the TLD is maintaining it’s up front flavors of chocolate mocha and coffee. Still producing a respectable level of black pepper, especially on the lips with a low grade burn on the palate in between draws.

Sweet natural tobacco and walnuts with nuances of leather are present adding to the long sweet and spicy finish. High doses of white pepper on the retro evolving into distinct and consistent flavors of caramel and rich toffee.

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

The construction of the TLD was solid in both examples smoked for review. The fatter portion on the Bellicoso has a wide open draw producing a thick tight white ash holding on until tapped off, it would have burned to the band if I let it. Posting a picture on my FB page DTT responded with “These were a wee bit young, but they will be perfect when the next batch lands” I’m guessing that was Steve Saka commenting under Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust.

I can honestly say the cigar was very enjoyable and in my opinion didn’t need any further aging, however time will tell as I plan on smoking these again in other sizes when they are readily available to the masses. The strength of the TLD was in the upper MEDIUM to FULL bodied range, producing a bevy of FULL balanced and complex flavors from first light to final third. Highly enjoyable and highly recommended.

 

NOTABLE FLAVORS

  • Black Pepper
  • Chocolate Milk/Dark
  • Dark Roast Coffee
  • Raw Walnuts
  • Leather
  • Sweet Natural Tobacco
  • White Pepper on the retro evolving into flavors of Caramel/Toffee

 

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Cigars Purchased From: Cigars International (5 Pack)

Cigars Smoked For Review: 2

Cigar Smoke Rate: 92

Size: 4.75 x 60 ( Double Wide Belicoso)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan, Jalapa, Esteli

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Produced at: Joya de Nicaragua S.A

Blended by: Steve Saka

 

 

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