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Cigar News: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust debuting Sobremesa Brûlée 2019 IPCPR

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust debuting Sobremesa Brûlée 2019 IPCPR




Dunbarton, NH June 24, 2019 – Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust® will be debuting the Sobremesa Brûlée® blend of fine handmade cigars at this year’s 87th Annual Convention of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 28th through July 2nd, 2019.

“Sobremesa Brûlée is a recreation of the milder, shade wrapped ligas of my early years.

Somewhere over the last three decades many of the classic shade cigars have become wispy, uninspiring and rather dull to my palate.

I wanted to share with others the way I remember these blonde cigars being,” states Master Blender Steve Saka.

“Also as ligador and tobacco man, I do not understand the recent trend of making strong Connecticut Shade cigars aka “not your grandfather’s cigar”.

To me this seems like an oxymoron and a fundamental lack of appreciation of the enchanting characteristics and nuances of shade grown Connecticut Seed tobaccos.


In Brûlée, I embraced this shade capa and dedicated myself to showcasing its mild, sweet and nutty nature.”

He continues to add, “The Brûlée is a variation of the core Sobremesa® liga in which the Pennsylvania Seed leaf ligero has been removed, the Condega Seco has been increased and the wrapper is replaced with a top shelf grade of BW Ecuador Connecticut Shade leaf.

The result is a milder, even smoother adaptation of the Sobremesa blend that does not sacrifice its wonderfully complex flavors or aromas.

This is not a cigar to be smoked casually, but rather a relaxing smoking experience meant to be savored slowly.”



Sobremesa Brûlée will be offered to Select Purveyors and it will be available in three vitolas:

  • Brûlée Robusto: 5.25 x 52
  • Brûlée Toro: 6.0 x 52
  • Brûlée Gordo: 6.25 x 60



Packed in 13 count dress boxes, the MSRP ranges from $12.45 to $13.95 per cigar.

Initial availability will be very limited.

The anticipated ship date to those Select Purveyors who order at this year’s tradeshow is July 2019



About Steve Saka


Regarded as a cigar expert throughout the industry, he is credited as being an experienced cigar blender and maker, a prolific author regarding cigars and black tobaccos, a forefather within the online media segment and a dynamic tobacco industry executive.

In 2000, he worked directly for Lew Rothman, the former owner of JR Cigar, as an executive consultant for four years and he subsequently served as the President, then CEO of Drew Estate from 2005 through 2013.

In 2015, he established the family held Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust to craft and distribute traditional handmade puros.

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®Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Sobremesa Brûlée and Sobremesa are registered trademarks of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and/or affiliated companies.


Toar Campbell

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