Throughout his career at both Drew Estate and now Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Steve Saka has been known to take one of his existing blends, make some tweaks to it, and get another profile. At this year’s Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust will release an offshoot of its Sin Compromiso line. It’s called Sin Compromiso Paladin de Saka.
Saka started working on this blend shortly after Sin Compromiso. The goal with the Paladin de Saka was to give the cigar a little more robustness and still keep the smoothness. To do this, some Pennsylvania Seedleaf, a leaf used as a ligero substitute, was incorporated into the blend. Sometimes Pennsylvania Seedleaf can be on the bitter side, so to offset this, the cigar was given a full box-press as opposed to the softer box-press used on the rest of the Sin Compromiso line.
The Sin Compromiso will come in one size – a 7 x 52 box-press. The cigars will be priced at $28.75 each and presented in 13-count boxes. The cigars are rolled at the Joya de Nicaragua factory with the rest of the Sin Compromiso line.
The plan was to release the Sin Compromiso Paladin de Saka in 2020, but that was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the cigars rolled have a year of age. Saka says the production of Paladin de Saka will be an ongoing limited production.
For reference, the following are the offshoot releases based on existing Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust blends.
- 2016 Sobremesa “Poco Mas Intensa” (Sobremesa)
- 2018 Todos Las Dias Thick Lonsdale Mas Fuerte (Todos Las Dias)
- 2019 Mi Querida Triqui Traca (Mi Querida)
- 2020 Sobremesa Brûlée Blue (Sobremesa Brûlée)
- 2021 Sin Compromiso Paladin de Saka (Sin Compromiso)
The PCA Trade Show opens July 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At a glance here is a look a the Sin Compromiso Paladin de Saka:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: San Andrés Negro “Cultivo Tonto”
Binder: Hybridized Ecuador Habano “Thin Ligero”
Filler: Independent Plantation Grown Nicaraguan, Pennsylvania Seedleaf
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua, S.A.
Paladin de Saka: 7 x 52
Photo Credits: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust