For months, Pete Johnson has privately talked about a Tatuaje Exclusive involving Ecuadorian Sumatra; today it became a matter of public record. While the project was announced by Johnson to his Saints & Sinners fan club and forum back in September, it has remained relatively quiet until today.
Mission Pipe Shop of San Jose, Cal. posted the above picture to Facebook earlier today, writing, “‘CQ1’ A Mission Pipe Shop exclusive made for us by Mr. Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars…Available in early 2013.”
The 5 3/4 x 52 will be box-pressed with a covered foot and packed in foil. There will be the standard 500 boxes of 10 cigars with pricing expected to be around $10.00 per cigar.
When asked how the cigar compares to Johnson’s most recent Sumatra Exclusive Series release, the Little Boris, he replied, “Similar in blend style but I think the box pressing completes the blend. As soon as I lit it, I gave it the green light.”
Update: (November 16, 2012): The original version of this article listed production numbers of 5,000 boxes, as opposed to the correct 500 boxes.