Enter the mild-mannered side of beloved cigar blender and guru Steve Saka, owner of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. Working in the premium cigar industry for as long as most can remember, Steve has become well-known for his affinity toward gritty maduro smoking experiences, being perhaps best known for his work on classics such as the Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52.
But even the most seasoned maduro fanatic occasionally finds themselves in the mood for the buttery sweet, nuanced tendencies of Connecticut Shade. After years of requests, Saka has showcased his interpretation of the style with Sobremesa Brûlée, tweaking his original Sobremesa blend to best compliment the new cover ingredient: an ultra-premium selection of Ecuador Connecticut Shade "G2BW." This brass-hued beauty envelops a Mexican San Andrés Negro binder and fillers from Nicaragua. Differing from the original Sobremesa cigar, the updated Connecticut removes the Pennsylvanian ligero in the filler (making for less intensity/spice), as well as increasing the amount of Nicaraguan Condega seco.
While many of today's Connecticut cigars proudly boast the motto, "not your grandaddy's Connecticut," Saka's Sobremesa Brûlée reverses course, offering astute enthusiasts a peek at the delicate characteristics that an authentic Connecticut of yesteryear embodies. Brûlée is mild in body, smoking with the finesse of a jazz musician, weaving in and out of bitter-sweet characteristics of peanut brittle, sugar cookies, white pepper, anise, sweet cream, and even tart, fruit-like flavors.