News: Tatuaje TAA 2012 Slated for September


Pete Johnson is preparing the second release of his popular exclusive release for the Tobacconists Association of America, the Tatuaje TAA 2012. Last year, Johnson released the TAA 2011 based off the popular Pork Tenderloin and subsequent Barclay Rex.

Johnson took to Twitter to field questions about what size people wanted:


Tatuaje TAA 2012 Tweet 1

And eventually settled on 6 1/4 x 50:

Tatuaje TAA 2012 Tweet 2

Other than the size, the TAA 2012 is much like the original release. The cigar is box-pressed, the foot is closed, the blend is the same (Connecticut Broadleaf over Nicaraguan filler) and price is the same ($11.00 per cigar). While the boxes will once again be 20 count, there will be 2,500 boxes—1,000 more than last year—which is how many were ordered by the retailers this year.

In addition, Johnson confirmed to halfwheel that the TAA 2012 will ship the second week of September. At least one retailer is already taking pre-orders online.

The Tatuaje TAA is one of nine releases exclusive to members of the Tobacconists Association of America. The others, according to the TAA, are:

  • ACID Big Bang Robusto
  • Ashton VSG Robusto Especial
  • Colibri Monza Cutter/Lighter Exclusive TAA Set
  • Jamie Garcia TAA Exclusive
  • La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Maduro Torpedo
  • Padron 1964 Toro
  • Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary TAA Exclusive Robusto Grande
  • Romeo y Julieta Magnum Exclusivo
  • Tatuaje TAA 2012

Charlie Minato
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