Multiple online sources are reporting that Steve Saka, the former CEO and President of Drew Estate, is returning to the cigar industry. Halfwheel reports that Saka’s new company is called Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. The company name is based on the name of the town where Saka currently lives.
The Cigar Authority reports that Saka will release three cigar brands at the upcoming International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) trade show that takes place on July 17-21, 2015 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The three cigar brands are Sombremesa, Sin Compromiso, and Todos Las Dias.
A search of the New Hampshire Corporate Division business database disclosed Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, LLC was established on September 10, 2014. Below is a screen capture of the information available from the New Hampshire Corporate Division business database. Click on the image for a larger version.
The Certificate of Formation is also available through the New Hampshire Corporate Division business database and is shown below. The Certificate of Formation clearly shows that Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, LLC was formed by Saka. Click on each image for a larger version.
Saka left Drew Estate in July 2013. He is credited with creating the Liga Privada cigar line, among others while at Drew Estate.