Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Umbagog Toro

Initial Thoughts:

Another cigar I've seen a lot about, the Umbagog comes from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, a company started by Steve Saka. And, in case you didn't know, Saka was the head guy for Drew Estate (and mentor to Nick Melillo), before he decided to strike out on his own.

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Umbagog Toro was sent to me by Good Cigar Co and comes in at around the $9 price point, a cost that's much lower than other DT&T sticks. On the cold draw, I tasted smokey barbeque.

After lighting the end, the draw is absolutely perfect. The flavors are smokey with hints of cinnamon spice. I'm excited to see what the Umbagog has in store for me!


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Brand: Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust
Line: Umbagog
Size: 6 x 52
Cut: Select Draw
Light: Torch
Price: $8.75
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Final Thoughts:

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Umbagog Toro is a good cigar, but in the final third, some of the flavors were a little harsh and off-putting. In the middle of the cigar, there were some burn issues that I had to fix with my lighter. However, draw remained perfect and I think the Umbagog, though on the cheaper end of the DT&T product list, is still a very well made cigar.

While there were some flaws in the cigar, at the end of the day, smoking it was an enjoyable experience that I wish had lasted a little bit longer for the size. The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Umbagog Toro earns a CigarScore 4.

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