For those who were waiting for Steve Saka to release his first Connecticut Shade cigar, the wait is over. However, for those who were expecting a new-age Connecticut cigar in the mold of the bold cigars Saka is known for, that will not be the case. This week on a Facebook video, Saka announced Sobremesa Brûlée, a Connecticut Shade cigar, will make its debut at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show.
According to Saka, he was looking for a blend that “reminded me of those blends I was smoking in the 80s and very early 90s.” Sobremesa Brûlée is described by Saka as a cigar that captured that sentiment that he had when he first started smoking cigars.
In a day when we hear about many Connecticut Shade cigars not being “your father or grandfather’s Connecticut”, Saka says “this is exactly what your father and grandfather’s Connecticut was like.”. It’s a mild plus cigar that he says is creamier and more flavorful than the new age Connecticut Shade cigars.
The Sobremesa Brûlée will be available in three traditional sizes – Robusto (5 1/4 x 52), Toro (6 x 52), and Gordo (6 1/4 x 60) Each will be packaged in 13 count boxes.