Earlier this week, Tatuaje announced that it would be making an exclusive cigar for the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA). Now, the company will be making a version of that cigar for the Premium Cigar Association, or more specifically, for retailers that attend the organization’s annual trade show in July.

Like the Tatuaje TAA 2022, it will be a 5 3/8 x 52 vitola, but it will use an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper as opposed to a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. The dual binders and filler tobaccos will still come from Nicaragua, and it will be made at My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Also like the TAA release, it will be very limited in production, with just 1,000 boxes of 20 cigars being produced. It will share the same MSRP of $14.50 per cigar and is expected to ship in November, around when the Tatuaje TAA 2022 is expected to ship.

Pete Johnson told halfwheel that Tatuaje will be donating 50 cents per cigar sold to the PCA, much like is done with the TAA release. Assuming a sellout of the cigars, that works out to a $10,000 donation to the organization.

Patrick Lagreid

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