A nacatamale is a conventional dish found in Nicaragua and Honduras like the tamale. The nacatamale often made in conventional Nicaraguan cooking and it is an occasion regularly saved for Sundays at mid-morning. It is normally eaten together with bread and coffee. It is usual to appreciate nacatamales for special occasions and to welcome more distant family and neighbors to share.
In 2017 Steve Saka released the second cigar in his Muestra de Saka line, a 6 x 48 toro, the Nacatamale. The idea behind the Nacatamale was to try to incorporate all filler tobacco coming from the same farm, in this case, an undisclosed one in Jalapa.
“For over a century most cigars’ entire filler recipes were comprised of just one farm’s tobacco and any complexity was introduced by extremely careful leaf processing, selection and positioning within the bunch,” said Saka in a press release. “Whereas these days as we have hundreds of ingredients to work and blend with to create interesting and satisfying ligas. So, the challenge was to see if I could make an ‘old farm’ style liga that could hold its own with the modern blends created today. ”
Besides the filler, the wrapper is an Ecuadorian habano, and the binder comes from Nicaragua. Pricing it set at $15.95 per cigar, or $111.65 for a box of seven, each coming in slide-lid coffins. Explaining the theme of the Muestra de Saka line, Saka says “muestras are hoarded and coveted by not only their makers, but by the cigar smokers who seek to catch a glimpse into the cigarmaker’s soul within their smoke. Muestra de Saka is just that. A line of unique blends and vitolas made in extremely limited quantities that reflect the blending machinations of myself. To smoke a Muestra de Saka is to embark upon a journey with me in which I greatly welcome your companionship.”