Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Updates Sobremesa Packaging and Renames Original Line

October 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco

This week Steve Saka, owner of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, once again took to Facebook to announce that DTT has updated the packaging on the Sobremesa brand and will also be renaming the original line.

“For nearly three years I have wanted to reduce the box size from the original 25ct to 13ct to match the Sobremesa Brulee box format, but because the box maker has been so far behind reducing the quantity of cigars per box was going to exasperate the box delays. However, he has finally caught up enough so we will in the New Year be making the transition.” says Steve in the post.

Three of the sizes in Sobremesa will now become 13-count boxes. However, the only box that will not become a 13-count box will be the Short Churchill which will remain in its 14-count box. The new packaging won’t appear until 2024.

As for the renaming, Steve said that he wanted to rename the original line now that there is a Brûlée line. The original line will now be known as Sobremesa Solita. “Solita” is Spanish for “little sun” which Saka says is appropriate to describe it’s Sungrown Habana wrapper grown in the valleys of Ecuador which often have cloud cover, hence filtering the sun which results in its exquisite texture and smooth flavors.

Saka said of the renaming, “Also we will be slightly adjusting the name so it makes more sense not that there is the Brulee line, by remarking the original liga as “Sobremesa Solita. Describing the original Sobremesa as the “old one” does not do justice to the liga which has remained strong in the market for eight years.”

Sobremesa Robusto Largo will become Sobremesa Solita Robusto, Sobremesa El Americano will become Sobremesa Solita Toro, Sobremesa Elegante en Cedros will become Sobremesa Solita Churchill en Cedros and Sobremesa Short Churchill will become Sobremesa Solita Short Churchill.

In addition, Steve also revealed that the one change is DTT ceased producing the Sobremesa Cervantes Fino “many moons ago” and it will not be making the transition to the Solita family. While Steve said it is among his personal favorites, “business is business”. Steve said all that remains in their warehouse is a few dozens boxes of Cervantes Fino and once they are gone, they are gone until further notice.

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