The Tatuaje Cohete, a 4 x 50 short robusto that has roots going back more than 15 years, is coming back to store shelves and is now being offered in three wrapper options, much like was done with the Tatuaje T110 in 2021.

That means the cigar will be available with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, a version that wears a black and gold reserva band, as well as an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, which wears a white and gold capa especial band. This is in addition to the original version, which uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and does not get a secondary band. All three cigars use the familiar brown band of the company’s Selección de Cazador line.

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Johnson has not replied to an email seeking information about pricing or production numbers, but in an Instagram post the company indicated that after this release the Cohetes will be on hiatus for the next three years. Multiple retailers have begun listing the cigars for pre-order with MSRPs of $9 each and $225 for a box of 25 cigars. Specifics of the blend have not yet been confirmed, but previous versions of the Cohete have used a Nicaraguan binder and filler.

The Tatuaje Cohete dates back to 2006 when it was released as a store exclusive to Tower Cigars in Sacramento, Calif. That first batch was limited to just 50 boxes of 25 cigars and was one of three cigars that, at the time, were created as store exclusives, along with the Tatuaje La Maravillas, a 5 5/8 x 46 corona that went to Leaf & Ale in Knoxville, Tenn., and the 4 x 46 Tatuaje Bombazo, which went to Dion Giolito’s FUMARE in Reno, Nev.

The Cohete then returned to Tower Cigars in 2009 and 2013 with production numbers increasing to 100 boxes and 200 boxes, respectively.

Based on social media posts and retailers’ listings, all three versions of the Tatuaje Cohete should be heading to retailers this week.

Update: Tower Cigars told halfwheel that it previously received the Tatuaje Cohete Capa Especial in early 2021. The original story previously indicated that the Capa Especial is new for 2022, which no longer appears correct.

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