Tatuaje has begun shipping the latest installment in its Cojonú series to retailers, which will have them on shelves in the coming week.

The Tatuaje Cojonú 2021 is a 7 x 58 belicoso that uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. It’s a blend shared with the Selección de Cazador line—the one also referred to as the Brown Label—but with more ligero primings of the tobaccos used in the filler to give the profile more strength. It is made at My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua. and comes with an MSRP of $14 per stick while being offered in boxes of 21 cigars.

It is the first new Cojonú since 2012, and Pete Johnson suggested that there could be additional versions coming out that would use different wrappers, similar to the Cojonu 2012 release and the recently released trio of Tatuaje T110s, with the original using an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and two variants, one with a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper and one with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.

The Cojonu line debuted in 2003, with subsequent releases in 2006, 2009 and 2012, as well as the Tatuaje Gran Cojonú that was released in 2005 and the slightly shorter Gran Cojonú Serie A. The series contains cigars made at My Father Cigars’ factories in Nicaragua and Miami.

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