Those familiar with Dunhill know that their shapes can change quite a bit as they move through the Group size grades, some drastically so. It makes sense, though; the lines and relative proportions that work well in a light and trim Group 3 Bulldog aren't necessarily going to scale very well up in Group 5 territory, where demand is more likely going to be for something that's unabashedly weighty and robust anyway. The "12" Stack, however, is a bit different. As you climb up the Group sizes, it only gains a little bit of mass, appropriate to the increase in overall size, but starts gaining a whole lot of extra height. And by the time you hit Group 5, like this Cumberland briar does, you've got one very
deep-chambered number on your hands.
- Eric N. Squires