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TAA Exclusives: The Complete List

Mar 21, 2022 | By David Savona , Gregory Mottola
TAA Exclusives: The Complete List

The Tobacconists’ Association of America is meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico this week, and this morning the organization presented a lineup of 13 TAA exclusive cigars for 2022. This is a series of smokes to be sold only via retail members of the organization, and they will be heading to cigar stores throughout the year.

Here is the lineup of what’s coming, arranged alphabetically by company:

CLE Asylum 13 
Honduras

6 inches by 54 ring (the company’s 11/18 figurado shape)
Boxes of 25
$9 per cigar
Limited to 500 boxes, shipping date to be determined. It’s made by Christian Eiroa with tobacco from his family farms.
 
Crowned Heads—The Lost Angel 2022 
Nicaragua

5 3/4 by 52 ring
Boxes of 20
$12.75 per cigar
Made from a blend of Ecuador wrapper, Mexican binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican filler, this cigar is rolled by Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua. Limited to 1,000 boxes, shipping by June.

Note: The original version of this story had an incorrect size for this cigar.
 
Diesel Tempest TAA
Nicaragua

6 by 50
Boxes of 10
$9.02 per cigar
Shipping in August, and limited to 1,000 boxes. This cigar comes with a booklet, and is part one of a three-part series. Like all Diesels, the TAA Tempest is made by A.J. Fernandez for Scandinavian Tobacco Group. 
 
EP Carrillo TAA 2022 
Dominican Republic

6 by 52
Boxes of 10
$10 per cigar
Limited to 750 boxes, these cigars are shipping in June and consist of an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and filler blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco. 
 
Ferio Tego Timeless TAA 2022
Nicaragua

6 by 50
Boxes of 10
$15 per cigar
This is a Nicaraguan puro, available in only one size, made by the Plasencia family in Nicaragua. The cigars are expected to ship “later this spring,” according to Ferio Tego’s Michael Herklots. 

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Gurkha Colección Especial TAA Exclusive 
Dominican Republic
5 1/4 by 58
Boxes of 8
$12.50 per cigar
Shipping in June, limited to 500 boxes. It’s produced by Abe Flores at his PDR Cigars factory in the Dominican Republic.
 
Illusione TAA 2022

Nicaragua
6 by 56
Boxes of 10
$15 per cigar
Shipping date is still not finalized, limited to 1,000 boxes. 
 

Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Edición Americana 
Nicaragua

6 by 54 (belicoso)
Boxes of 10
$13.95 per cigar
Limited to 500 boxes and shipping this spring, the Cuatro Cinco Edición Americana comes from Nicaragua’s oldest producer of handmade cigars. 
 
La Flor Dominicana TAA The Golden Salomon
Dominican Republic

7 by 64 
Boxes of 10
$35 per cigar
Limited to 750 boxes, and shipping in the fall. It’s a large, double-tapered figurado with a 64 ring gauge at its fattest point. 
 
La Palina TAA “Kill Bill” TXX 
Honduras

6 by 52
Boxes of 30
$12.50 per cigar
Shipping in May, limited to 1,000 boxes. It’s unique to the existing Kill Bill portfolio, which was recently expanded. 
 
Rocky Patel TAA Decade Habano
Honduras

6 1/2 by 52 
Boxes of 20 
$9 per cigar
The Decade has come in Ecuador Sumatra, Cameroon and broadleaf wrappers. This time, Rocky Patel has put an Ecuador Havana cover leaf on this cigar, which first came out in 2008.

Tatuaje Exclusive TAA 2022
Nicaragua

5 3/8 by 52 
Boxes of 20
$14.50 per cigar
Shipping in November, and limited to 1,000 boxes. It’s cloaked in a dark Connecticut broadleaf wrapper and the rest of the tobacco is Nicaraguan. 

Villiger TAA Exclusive 2022
Nicaragua

6 by 52
Boxes of 20
$10 per cigar
Made in Nicaragua at La Zona cigars, from a blend of Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan filler. Only 500 boxes will be produced. Villiger’s Rene Castañeda says the company expects to begin shipping by April 15. 

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