Today, Tatuaje began shipping the cigar it released as an exclusive for retailers who attended the 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Convention & Trade Show last summer.

The Tatuaje PCA 2023 is a 6 3/8 x 54 toro that uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper atop a Nicaraguan double binder and fillers from Nicaragua. Production is limited to 2,500 boxes of 20 cigars, a total run of 50,000 cigars, which are produced by at the My Father Cigars S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Pricing is set at $15 per cigar and $300 per box of 20 cigars. Tatuaje will once again make a donation to the PCA of 50 cents per cigar sold, meaning $25,000 to the PCA to fund the organization’s various efforts.

Tatuaje still has another exclusive release from 2023 to ship, the cigar made for the Tobacconists’ Association of America. That cigar comes in the same size and at the same price point, but uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper instead of the Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf. That cigar is scheduled to ship in April.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.