The next Tatuaje release will be the long-awaited/rumored M80, an exclusive for Two Guys Smoke Shop of New Hampshire. Some part of me says posting this isn’t a great idea, but given we are presumably two weeks out from the release, it seems best to go ahead and post what I got and what I’ve been told. The cigar is a follow-up on the Don Pepin Garcia Firecracker, the 2007 release that was made for the store. The plan was something a bit stronger, details after the jump.

Updated (June 5, 2011): Box CT, MSRP & Release Date.

Updated (June 6, 2011): Box Pic & Correct Box Ct.

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Before we go any further, I’ve reached out to Pete, but have gotten no response, although he admits he’s quite busy with Saints & Sinners related stuff. David Garofalo, of Two Guys Smoke Shop and the Cigar Authority radio show (you can listen to my interview with them here, right after the one hour mark), has told me that he wanted something a bit stronger than the Firecracker. These are a bit thicker than the Firecracker, which was 3 x 50, and contain more body. The cigars have been rolled and have been aging for a few months. Below are the details to the best of my knowledge, this is however planned for mid-June June 11, 2011 and unlike the Firecracker, will be limited.

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  • Name: Tatuaje M80
  • Size: 4 x 52?
  • Vitola: Firecracker
  • Wrapper: ?
  • Binder: ?
  • Filler: ?
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
  • MSRP: $6.67 (Boxes of 15, $99.99)
  • Release Date: June 11, 2011 (Phone orders ship June 13, 2011)
  • Production Number: 4,995 Cigars (333 Boxes of 15)

Pic is a prototype via Pete’s Facebook, the bands will look a bit cleaner, unless Johnson cuts them all out by hand…

Originally published May 29, 2011, updated June 6, 2011.

Charlie Minato

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