Tatuaje Brings New Sizes To Cojonu And Tuxtla Brands
Tatuaje brand owner Pete Johnson is adding a new size to his regular-production Cojonu line, and expanding his limited-edition Tuxtla series, which puts the spotlight on Mexican wrappers.
Called Cojonu 2018, the new cigar measures 5 5/8 inches by 54 ring gauge and is softly box pressed. It consists of a high-priming Ecuador Habano wrapper with binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. Shipping in boxes of 21, the new cigar has a suggested retail price of $13.50 each, before taxes. If you’re wondering about the year 2018, it’s not an age statement or vintage date. That was one of the years Johnson did not release a Cojonu, so he’s making up for the “lost year” with this cigar. Previously, new Cojonus had been on a three-year cycle since they debuted in 2003.
The Tatuaje Tuxtla brand is more of a study in Mexican wrapper, as Johnson introduced the concept last year by taking existing Tatuaje cigars and replacing the wrappers with Mexican cover leaf. The limited-edition line is named after San Andrés Tuxtla, a major city in the San Andrés growing region of Mexico, which is where the wrapper was grown. For this year’s Tuxtla project, Johnson has taken two sizes from his Tatuaje 10th Anniversary line: Belle Encre ($12), a 5 3/8 by 48 perfecto, and Bon Chasseur ($12), 5 3/8 by 52. The binder and fillers are Nicaraguan. Shipping in boxes of 20, these Tuxtla cigars will be limited to a production run of 50,000 of each size, or 2,500 boxes.
Both Cojonu 2018 and Tuxtla are made at My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.
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