Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust: StillWell Star Holiday Y2022 Cigars
Product Number: 007-856-0047
StillWell Star cigars from Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust are the first luxury cigars to feature premium pipe tobacco, pairing the cigar-blending prowess of founder Steve Saka with the pipe-tobacco prowess of Cornell & Diehl. Though he's most prominently known throughout the cigar industry, Steve has smoked a pipe for years, and C&D blends comprise much of his cellar. StillWell Star combines this love for both cigars and pipe tobaccos, represented by four distinctive blends: Aromatic No. 1, English No. 27, Bayou No. 32, and Navy No. 1056. These cigars are all 6" x 52 Toros with Ecuadorian Habano wrappers, Mexican San Andrés binders, and fillers that include various pipe tobaccos — each hand-blended by Cornell & Diehl from recipes created by head blender Jeremy Reeves. While offering flavors and aromas that both cigar and pipe smokers will find familiar and appealing, StillWell Star cigars remain singular, something greater than the sum of their components.
"They're a completely new type of cigar. They're cigars with the essences of pipe tobaccos — enough to catch the average cigar smoker in ways different from anything else they might have experienced before. I want cigar smokers to recognize these blends as different and unique, and I want pipe smokers to experience familiarity but in a different form." -Steve Saka
The concept of pipe-tobacco cigars is not a novel one, but prior examples have often been overwhelmingly sweet and not of particularly high quality on either the cigar or the pipe tobacco side. By contrast, StillWell Star's blends showcase a range of pipe-tobacco varietals, from Latakia, Orientals, and Burley to Virginias, Perique, and Black Cavendish — all expertly crafted at C&D utilizing traditional, hands-on processes and high-grade leaf. Steve and Jeremy both maintain exemplary standards and personally source the raw tobacco they use, so when Steve needed pipe tobacco to create StillWell Star, he turned to Jeremy and C&D. No one has ever combined high-grade pipe tobacco with equally high-grade cigar leaf, and such quality components and range of various pipe tobaccos elevate StillWell Star above other pipe-tobacco cigars. As Steve says, "Be still; be well. These aren't cigars to be rushed. They're to be smoked and thought about." Beautifully balanced and richly nuanced, StillWell Star cigars delight seasoned cigar aficionados and veteran pipe smokers alike and deserve a place in every humidor.
Offered here is the Holiday Y2022, a limited-edition Christmas cigar. Like the regular-production StillWell Star blends, this one maintains the same components, but with Cavendish, Burley, and Virginia pipe tobaccos, offering a subtle, aromatic quality that's perfect for the holiday season.
- Length: 6.00 in./152.40 mm.
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Country: Nicaragua
- Wrapper Type: Habano
- Wrapper Country: Ecuador
- Filler Country: Nicaragua, Other
- Binder Country: Mexico
- Package Type: Box
- Make: Handmade
- Box Pressed: Not Box Pressed