It’s been no secret that Tobacco Plaza of Great Neck, NY was slated to get a Tatuaje retailer exclusive some time early in 2012. Now, with less than 47 days before the first release, the details have largely come together on Pete Johnson’s project for Danny Ditkowich’s store.

The cigar will be known as the Tatuaje Tobacco Plaza DD. Danny explains the project:

Working with Pete for over two years with this project. This is Tobacco Plaza’s 40(th) year in business and DD for my name. Pete said he would make a cigar for me. They call me Double D.

We will have a website up to take orders and there is a preferred list for Saints & Sinners members.


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The Tatuaje Tobacco Plaza DD is based on the Fausto blend, which was based on the famed Tatuaje T110, but with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. It will be a 6 x 58 Belicoso with a closed foot. As the pics show below, it’s a rather soft cone on the top of the cigar.

Pete describes the blend:

The blend is a play on Fausto with a (Connecticut Broadleaf) wrapper. It’s full but still easy to smoke.

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There will be actually be two releases of the Tatuaje Tobacco Plaza DD:

  • March 13, 2012 — Tobacco Plaza will release 500 Boxes of 10 Cigars. These will feature the band above and will be packed in wax paper. These will first be released at a dinner with Pete where three packs containing the Tobacco Plaza DD, Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Capa Especial & Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Reserva. There is no set price for the dinner, but if you are interested you can e-mail Tobacco Plaza (details below) to get on the list. After the dinner, Tobacco Plaza will offer boxes to the attendees, and pre-orders will then ship on March 14, 2012.
  • Spring 2012 — There will be another 500 Boxes of 10 Cigars. There will be no bands on these cigars and these will be wet-packed. The date is not set yet, but it will come after the first shipment.

At this time, pricing is not finalized, however, expect MSRP to be slightly south of $15.00 per cigar. Update: As per this tweet, the MSRP will be $13.75 per cigar, pricing boxes at $137.50.

If you are interested in reserving a box or a place at the March 13th dinner, you can e-mail Tobacco Plaza at [email protected]. At this time, Tobacco Plaza is only offering boxes for pre-order. More info will be up at Tobacco Plaza’s website when it relaunches in the next few weeks.

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