The latest addition to Tatuaje’s Cojonú series has landed on store shelves.

It’s the Cojonú 2015, and named for one of the “missing years” when the series wasn’t produced, the other being 2018. When Pete Johnson launched the Cojonú line in 2003, he had originally planned for a new release to be added every three years, but 2015 and 2018 were skipped.

The blend details remain the same as other Cojonú releases, with the blend featuring a Ecuadorian habano wrapper atop a Nicaraguan double binder and Nicaraguan filler. The Cojonú is based on Tatuaje’s Selección de Cazador line—better known as the Brown Label due to its bands—though it uses more ligero in the filler to give it a stronger profile.

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The Cojonú 2015 is being released in a 5 x 55 robusto gordo vitola that is priced at $13 per cigar and $273 for a box of 21 cigars. This new release is a regular production addition to Tatuaje’s portfolio. It is made by My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The cigar will also wear a slightly different secondary band than it had on at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which is pictured above, as it will feature a gold background with black trim.

The company has hinted at releasing a Cojonú 2018 in 2024, but has thus far not committed to that plan.

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