The Tatuaje Gran Maravilla, an exclusive for Silo Cigars of Knoxville, Tenn., is scheduled for May according to Pete Johnson. Silo Cigars announced that it was not yet ready to take pre-orders, but confirmed additional details.
There will in fact between 20 50-count cabinets and 200 boxes of 25 cigars. The store was debating on whether it would offer 10 or 20 cabinets. Boxes will be limited to one per order and the store is planning on an event with Johnson.
The Tatuaje Gran Maravilla is a take on one of Johnson’s trio of 2006 single store releases. While Johnson rereleased the two other cigars—the Bombazo and Cohete—the Knoxville store that received the original Maravilla is no longer in business. The new Maravilla is 6 1/8 x 46, as opposed to 5 5/8 x 46 for the original Maravilla.
Pricing is expected to be $10. The cigar will be wet-packed, without bands and feature a covered foot. The Gran Maravilla will use the same internal blend as the original—a mixture of Nicaraguan corojo and criollo—but will use an Ecuadorian wrapper, following suit of the Brown Label line which switched from Nicaraguan wrappers to Ecuadorian Habano in 2007.
In an email sent to customers, Silo Cigars indicated the delay on the Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda 2013 jars was the reason behind the slightly postponed May release. Originally the cigar was described as an “early second quarter” release.
Earlier this week, Johnson announced another single store release, a Cabaiguan for Leesburg Cigar & Pipe.