Tatuaje fans, get ready.
In April, the Tobacconists’ Association of America will holds its annual meeting and there will once again be an exclusive Tatuaje made for the some 80 retailers who are members of the organization. The catch? You’ve likely seen it before.
Pete Johnson told halfwheel that this year’s Tatuaje TAA 2015 will be a rerelease of the Tatuaje TAA 2011, a 5 5/8 x 54 Connecticut broadleaf-wrapped cigar that was based on the blend of two legendary Tatuajes: the Barclay Rex and Pork Tenderloin.
It actually marks the fourth time that this blend, which uses Nicaraguan fillers, has been released as a TAA exclusive, as last year’s Tatuaje TAA 2014 was based off the blend as well.
The original version was priced at $11 and limited to 1,500 boxes. The amount produced is dependent on the orders Johnson receives at the meeting. The cigar should arrive in late summer, possibly September, much like the other four TAA releases before it.
The TAA 2015 Annual Meeting & Convention takes place April 12-16 in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic. The organization, which is made up of some of the largest independent retailers around the country, typically has a handful of exclusive cigars made for it each year. This is the fifth consecutive year Tatuaje has made an exclusive release.
Update — Johnson has posted the picture of the band.