The word tatuaje is Spanish for tattoo and if you ever meet Pete Johnson, the heart and soul behind the brand, you would quickly understand the correlation. What began as a boutique label back in 2003 has evolved into a major force in the cigar world.
The original Tatuaje cigars were produced with a simple brown band. That label survives to this day and is still produced using Ecuadorian Habano wrappers and Nicaraguan binder and filler. Produced in limited quantities but always in demand, this can be a difficult cigar to find but is well worth the effort.
This past summer at the 2016 IPCPR we finally had the opportunity to sit down with Tatuaje Cigars and are pleased to announce that we will now be carrying several of their labels:
We decided on two sizes: the Advino, which is a Gordo size, and the Caballero, which is a robusto size. The Caballero was originally introduced back in 2011 in a limited edition version and was a huge success. The newer version sports an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a blend of Nicaraguan fillers with a nice medium strength and a medium body that is loaded with flavor. There are some definite pepper notes of Nicaraguan tobacco without being overwhelming and some notes of cocoa, leather and a bit of dark coffee.
Tatuaje Havan VI Verocu
Originally this was a limited edition line to the Tatuaje Havana VI line but its popularity brought it into regular rotation. Much like the Tattoo, the Verocu represents a “boutique” cigar without the “boutique” price tag. With a gorgeous Nicaraguan Rosado Oscuro wrapper surrounding Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, this smoke is a step up from the Tattoo in terms of strength and body. A medium to full profile with big flavors of coffee, chocolate and a hearty dash of pepper, this smoke will appeal to the more seasoned cigar smoker. It pairs well with bourbon, Scotch or a nice, full-bodied red wine.
Both Tatuaje cigars will be available in our humidors in the coming months.
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