Umbagog is named after owner Steve Saka’s favorite fishing lake, Umbagog Lake State Park in New Hampshire and true to its roots it is the company’s most most affordable offering to date. To help the lower price, the cigar is packaged in 10-count craft paper bundles instead of boxes and incorporates Connecticut broadleaf wrapper that has been designated as being too ugly to be used on another of Dunbarton’s more expensive releases, Mi Querida. The Nicaraguan tobacco in both the binder and filler rounds out the blend and the cigars are being produced at Nicaraguan American Cigars S.A. (NACSA) in Estelí, Nicaragua.
“It is robust and durable, designed to endure the rigors of outside activity with its thick broadleaf capa and easy burning liga,” said Saka in sales material. “This is a cigar that doesn’t pretend to be special or seek to elicit the ‘oohs or aahs’ of the cigar snobs. It is an honest, hardworking cigar that is meant to be smoked, chewed upon and lit however many times you wish. For me, it is the perfect cigar for mowing the yard, hiking, four wheelin’ and of course, fishing!”