If you’ve been wanting to try a number of cigars from Tatuaje and the Surrogates brands in robusto vitolas, the opportunity to do so has arrived.

A pair of new samplers, the Colecciones de Tatuaje 6 Robusto Exclusivos and the Surrogates Six Pack, are coming to retailers in the coming weeks. Each contains six cigars from their respective brands in 5 x 50 robusto vitolas, a new size for 10 of the 12 cigars between the two samplers.

Inside the Colecciones de Tatuaje 6 Robusto Exclusivos are 5 x 50 vitolas in the following lines:

  • Havana VI
  • Seleccion de Cazador
  • Black Label
  • Cabaiguan
  • Nuevitas Jibaro
  • Fausto

The Havana VI is the only one of those to offer a robusto in its regular production portfolio, the Tatuaje Havana VI Nobles. The Black Label line has also had a robusto, but it has been an event-only cigar used as a sales incentive.

Inside the Surrogates Six Pack are robustos in the following lines:

  • Skull Breaker
  • Crystal Baller
  • Tramp Stamp
  • Animal Cracker
  • Satin Glove
  • 7th Sam

Again, only one of those lines—the Animal Cracker—has been available in a 5 x 50 robusto size.

Both samplers will be ongoing production items, with pricing set at $54 per sampler, before taxes. They are produced by My Father Cigars S.A. and will begin shipping on Dec. 14.

Added clarification about the history of the Tatuaje Black Label Robusto.

Images courtesy of Tatuaje Cigars Inc./Havana Cellars

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