Last April, Pete Johnson’s beloved rottweiler passed away; this spring, there’s a cigar paying tribute to Kona.
It’s called K 222, K for Kona, 222 for 2:22 p.m., the time in which Kona passed away on April 26.
K 222 will debut in a single 5 7/8 x 52 size and is a cross between Tatuaje’s Cojonu 2003 and Reserva J21 blends. Both blends use an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers.
It’s a regular production cigar, the first new regular production Tatuaje being made at My Father’s Miami factory since 2009, but production will be limited to 100 boxes of 25 cigars monthly. That being said, there will likely be a bit more boxes available when the cigar launches because of the production between now in April.
Johnson said the cigar will debut on April 23 at Fujioka’s Wine TIMES in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will ship nationwide the following week.
Pricing has not been finalized.
Last year Tatuaje released the Le Vignoble out of the Doral-based factory at the My Father Cigars, Inc. headquarters. When that cigar was announced he indicated he had a few 2016 projects planned from the factory.
Updated (Feb. 7, 2016) — Added release date. This post was originally published on Jan. 22.
Update (March 11, 2016) — Added a pic of the finalized box.