A pair of related, but different Tatuaje cigars will begin shipping to select retailers next week. Each cigar was made as exclusivse to retailers that attended different trade shows last year.

Interestingly, while the trade shows are unrelated, the cigars are somewhat related. Both cigars are 5 3/8 x 52, both are made at My Father Cigars S.A., each has an MSRP of $14.50 per cigar, and each release is limited to 1,000 boxes of 20 cigars. Additionally, both cigars were only offered to retailers who placed orders during the events which the cigars were named after.

What separates the cigars themselves are the blends. The Tatuaje TAA 2022 uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, while the PCA 2022 uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Each cigar uses a Nicaraguan double binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

In November, Pete Johnson, Tatuaje’s founder, told halfwheel that the cigars had been resting in boxes for months, though he decided to delay them “only because we had too many limited products releasing at the same time. We thought it was best to spread them out.”

Tatuaje is donating 50 cents per cigar to each of the organizations. That means $10,000 each to the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) and Tobacconists’ Association of America, Ltd. (TAA).

While this release will be the first Tatuaje PCA exclusive, this is the 11th time Tatuaje has released a TAA exclusive.

Note: The following shows the various Tatuaje TAA vitolas. Some of these cigars may have been released after this post was originally published. The list was last updated on Jan. 9, 2023

  1. Tatuaje TAA 2011 (5 5/8 x 54) — $11 (Box of 20, $220) — 1,500 Boxes of 20 (30,000 Total Cigars)
  2. Tatuaje TAA 2012 (6 1/4 x 50) — $11 (Box of 20, $220) — 2,500 Boxes of 20 (50,000 Total Cigars)
  3. Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Grand Chasseur TAA 2013 (6 3/8 x 54) — $11 (Box of 20, $220) — 2,500 boxes of 20 (50,000 Total Cigars)
  4. Tatuaje TAA 2014 (6 x 52) — $11 (Box of 20, $220) — 2,800 Boxes of 20 (56,000 Total Cigars)
  5. Tatuaje TAA 2015 (5 5/8 x 54) — $11 (Box of 20, $220) — 3,800 Boxes of 20 (76,000 Total Cigars)
  6. Tatuaje TAA 2016 (6 1/4 x 50) – $11.95 (Box of 20, $239) – 4,000 Boxes of 20 (80,000 Total Cigars)
  7. Tatuaje TAA 2017 (6 x 52) — $11.95 (Box of 20, $239) — Not Disclosed
  8. Tatuaje TAA 50th (5 x 52) — $11.95 (Box of 20, $239) — 2,500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (50,000 Total Cigars)
  9. Tatuaje TAA 51th (5 x 52) — $11.95 (Box of 20, $239) — 3,000 Boxes of 20 Cigars (60,000 Total Cigars)
  10. Tatuaje TAA 2020 (5 5/8 x 54) — $11.95 (Box of 20, $239) — 3,000 Boxes of 20 Cigars (60,000 Total Cigars)
  11. Tatuaje TAA 2022 (5 3/8 x 52) — $14.50 (Box of 20, $290) — 1,000 Boxes of 20 Cigars (20,000 Total Cigars)*

*Not pictured.

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