The wait is over for the Tatuaje TAA 2015. Well, almost.

Tomorrow, the cigars will begin heading to retailers. The annual release is offered only to members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA), which lists about 80 retailers as members. Since 2011, Tatuaje has created an special release for members as part of the organization’s Exclusive Series Program (ESP).

With the exception of 2013—Tatuaje’s 10th anniversary—the TAA release has been a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos under a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. It’s based on the blend from two other Tatuaje releases: Barclay Rex and Pork Tenderloin.

This year’s release is substantially larger than previous years: 3,800 boxes of 20 cigars—20,000 more cigars than last year. The size of the release is based on orders received at the TAA’s annual meeting, which took place on April 12-16.

Pricing for this year’s release is $11 per cigar.

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Update (Sept. 18, 2015) — Added pricing.

Charlie Minato

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