The time has come! The biggest collaboration between Pete Johnson (Tatuaje) and My Father cigars is about to be released! There are 2 different blends each rolled into a 7 1/4 x 50 double corona. 1 of them made by Pete Johnson, and the other 1 made by My Father Cigars.
La Union — Tatuaje for My Father (Black) uses a shade-grown Nicaraguan corojo 99 wrapper, while La Union — My Father for Tatuaje (Black) uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper.
The Tatuaje in the upcoming red box uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, while the cigar blended by the Garcías uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper.
All four cigars use Nicaraguan tobacco grown by the García family for both the binder and fillers. This includes pelo de oro, a tobacco My Father has often used for its most special releases. Pelo de oro, which translates into golden hair, is known for its unique golden color and the difficulties associated with growing it. The tobacco has been banned in Cuba due to its propensity to attract mold, but it’s grown in a few places outside of the island, including the García’s farms in Nicaragua.
Each cigar is the same size, a vitola the companies are calling a Prominente Especial. The cigars feature a 109-style cap, a hybrid between the round cap of a traditional parejo and the tapered point of a belicoso. One way to tell which blend you are smoking: the Tatuaje-blended versions have covered feet, while the My Father versions do not.
Production is limited to 1,500 boxes per color, 1,200 of which will go to the U.S. Each box comes with a XIKAR Xi1 Perfect Cut cutter.
While nearly every Tatuaje cigar ever made has been produced by the García family, the two companies wanted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this working relationship. Pete Johnson of Tatuaje was the first client of the Garcías. The company says the logo is a rendering of Johnson shaking Jaime García’s hand with José “Pepín” García, Jaime’s father, blessing the union.
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