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Cigar News: StillWell Star Inaugural ‘Holiday Y2022’ Cigar Ships to Retail
Limited production cigar made with pipe tobaccos from Cornell & Diehl
Dunbarton, NH – Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust® (DTT) began shipping the inaugural annual Holiday release of its StillWell Star® handcrafted luxury pipe tobacco cigar to retailers this past October. Simply dubbed the “Holiday Y2022,” the cigar has traditional black cigar tobaccos combined with a unique custom crafted aromatic pipe blend from acclaimed pipe tobacco maker Cornell & Diehl® (C&D).
“A tradition in Pipe Culture is for carvers to craft one-off pipe designs and for blenders to create special mixtures to smoke and celebrate the Holidays,” said, DTT founder, Steve Saka. “In honor of this practice, it was always my intention to follow suit within our StillWell Star line of puros. This year’s release is a delightful aromatic puro with a carefully balanced selection of mild Cavendish Burley and choice Virginia tobaccos. Unlike the Aromatic No. 1 in the core line, this Holiday release does not feature a dulce cabeza [a sweet cap], however, the tobaccos themselves are wonderfully sweet to the tongue – the flavor and aroma are nothing short of exceptional.
Crafted at Joya de Nicaragua, S. A., the limited production StillWell Star Holiday Y2022 is being released in a 6” x 52 parejo ringed with snow white bands. The cigars are packed in 13ct boxes that include an integrated shelf talker describing the blend. The cigar will retail for $15.30 MSRP.
“I find the smoking experience to be like sipping a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows fireside,” added Saka. “It is nuanced and balanced, a very deftly executed blending of cigar and pipe tobaccos that evokes the emotion of enjoying a relaxed Christmas morning.”
About Cornell & Diehl
Since 1990, Cornell & Diehl has provided enthusiasts with some of the finest, handcrafted, boutique pipe tobacco on the market. Prioritizing quality over quantity, the blending house uses only a select few grades of tobacco, specially sourced for their inherent qualities, and focuses production to small, limited runs to ensure the quality of each batch. In addition to C&D’s core lines, the manufacturer also produces all the pipe tobacco blends for the celebrated G.L. Pease brand, as well as those for BriarWorks, Two Friends, Drucquer & Sons, and many others. Located in Longs, SC, Cornell & Diehl operates out of a 30,000 sq ft facility, using traditional machinery and only the finest ingredients available. CA