Cigar News: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Announces the Sobremesa Brûlée Debut

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.

Owner of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and Master Blender notes:

“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.

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.”

Steve notes that this may seem like an oxymoron and a fundamental lack of appreciation of the enchanting characteristics and nuances of shade grown Connecticut Seed tobaccos. In Brûlée, he embraced this shade capa and dedicated himself 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 Seedleaf 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.”

The full blend is described as:

  • Capa (Wrapper) – Ecuador Connecticut Shade G2BW
  • Capote (Binder) – San Andreas Negro
  • Tripa (Filler) – Nicaraguan

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 x 52
  • Brûlée Gordo – 6.25 x 60

Steve Saka describes this as:

A mild to medium cigar that is creamy with softer flavors of cedar, caramel and café, which are complimented by its inherent sweetness being allowed to blossom on the palate and nose – a nuttiness is also apparent within this blend.

The Sobremesa Brûlée will be packaged in 13-count dress boxes and will carry an MSRP ranging 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 trade-show 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. For more information, please visit:

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

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