The Tobacconists’ Association of America Meeting & Convention was set to begin today. It’s been postponed, but that doesn’t mean some of the exclusive cigars for the retail members of TAA aren’t going to ship this spring.

Nat Sherman International has announced that it will begin shipping the Nat Sherman 2020 TAA Limited Edition later this week. The cigar is a 6 x 50 toro that is made entirely of Nicaraguan tobaccos. Like many of Nat Sherman International’s cigars, it is being made at Plasencia Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua

“All of the filler tobaccos were grown in the Jalapa region of Nicaragua, an area known for elegance and subtlety, and often used for wrapper,” said Michael Herklots, vp of Nat Sherman International, in a press release.  “We used higher primings across multiple vintages in order to deliver a wider breadth in flavor and complexity from this region. The wrapper for this Limited Edition is a low priming sun-grown leaf from Estelí, Nicaragua. Though Estelí is more commonly known for rich filler tobaccos, this elegant wrapper adds the influence of Estelí’s terroir to the blend in a more graceful and thoughtful way.”

It uses the Nat Sherman Timeless branding, but in a monotone color scheme.

The Nat Sherman 2020 TAA Limited Edition is priced at $12 per cigar and is limited to 650 boxes of 10 cigars.

TAA 2020 was originally scheduled for March 22-26, 2020 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Due to coronavirus COVID-19, it has been postponed until likely September or early October.

The TAA is a fairly small group of some of the country’s top tobacconists, about 80 retailers as well as 40 or so manufacturers. The association gathers annually to discuss issues facing the industry and retailers, as well as to have its annual trade show, a unique event that works on a group buying format in order to secure exclusive deals for these generally high-volume merchants.

This year’s TAA Convention & Meeting takes place March 22-26 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

TAA members also have access to a variety of exclusive cigars made under the TAA Exclusive Series Program. La Aurora, My FatherTatuaje and Villiger have also announced TAA exclusives for 2020.

Overall Score

Avatar photo

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.