Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (DTT) has announced its plan to delay the nationwide release of Polpetta until January 2024.
“Normally delays from intended release dates are the result of either the cigars and/or the packaging not being ready, but this is not the case for Polpetta – the cigars are already landed and aging in our US warehouse. It is simply a matter of operational logistics and doing what we believe is in the best interest of our Purveyors and my staff,” states Founder and Master Ligador, Steve Saka in a press release.
“2023 has proven to be another banner year for us here and thanks to our loyal customers, we have continued to grow substantially. Our staff is working diligently to fulfill the increased demand for not only our core products, but our three most recent releases: Mi Querida Black, Muestra de Saka Krakatoa and Red Meat Lovers. In consultation with my staff with the understanding that in November they must also ship this year’s limited production StillWell Star Holiday Y2023 release due to its time sensitive branding, they felt they couldn’t evenly distribute another new puro simultaneously and fairly to all our Retail Partners. So, I have decided to delay our introduction of Polpetta until January,” states Saka.
Polpetta was first introduced in 2020 as an event-only cigar. It is a 4 x 48 mixed-filler “Cuban sandwich” that consists of seven leftover tobaccos used on DTT Broadleaf cigars produced at the NACSA factory. Just prior to PCA 2023, Saka announced his attention to take Polpetta national.
“I am disappointed we can’t get these toothy, petite robustos out sooner because I think it makes a great choice for many hardcore cigar smokers for the winter months, but I have to be pragmatic and do what is right for our customers and my staff regardless of what my accountant and I want,” concluded Saka.
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