Date: April 2022
Author: Inspector X

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust announced details of the 5th annual Muestra de Saka, the Bewitched. Saka’s sample, as the name translates to, is a line of unique blends and vitolas made in extremely limited quantities that reflect the blending machinations of myself according to Steve Saka.

The Muestra de Saka The Bewitched is made at Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A. and comes in a 6⅝x50 Toro shape with a spiral cap. The cigar is made with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. For the binder, Saka went with a Cultivo Tonto San Andreas Negro from Mexico which is exclusively grown for Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. The filler is a mix of Nicaraguan and American-grown tobaccos.

“Originally this was a liga I created to celebrate the Owl Shop of Worcester’s 75th Anniversary,” says Saka in a press release. “For those of you who know Zach and his shop, please know we do so with his blessing. In fact, he is the one who said this cigar was too good to not share it with our other accounts, so please thank him on my behalf. I was ecstatic that Zach blessed my crafting more because from the moment I finished this liga I was spellbound by it, so much so I decided we would call the release ‘The Bewitched’ because of how it so captivated my own palate: So intricate, so harmonious, so refined, so difficult to define, yet so difficult to ignore. Everyone I smoked made me want to smoke another.”

The name finds its roots in Nicaraguan culture in combination with the Owl Shop of Worcester. Owls are regarded as witches in Nicaraguan culture. The cigars come in individual coffins, and a box contains 7 coffins. The cigars should be showing up at select American retailers somewhere this summer.

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