The Best Tatuaje Cigars
Tatuaje ReservaThe Tatuaje Reserva is a limited-edition cigar that sold like pancakes even during its launch. It is composed of exceptional handpicked tobacco to provide the best quality cigar smoking experience. Johnson mixed an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf with aged Cuban-seed filler tobacco from Nicaragua. This gives your palate a medium to full-bodied smoke with sumptuous flavors like hickory wood, buttery leather, earth, and white pepper spice. Creating these cigars is time-consuming which is why it is created only in small quantities. This makes them cigars made for special occasions.
Tatuaje 10th AnniversaryThis cigar was created by Pete Johnson to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary. These are also limited-edition cigars that are special versions of the Seleccion de Cazador Brown Label. It has a changed blend as well as a commemorative package. This line like the other Tatuaje cigars is blended by Jose “Pepin” Garcia. Garcia used well-aged Nicaraguan tobacco along with a super-oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. They all contribute to the cigar’s earthy spice with a base of cocoa, cinnamon, and leather.
Tatuaje TattooTatuaje Tattoo is a tailor-made cigar made from an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper which is filled with the finest hand-picked fillers from the popular tobacco-growing regions in Nicaragua. Every piece of it is a solid medium-bodied cigar that suits every smoker’s preferences. You will be greeted with spice and pepper with subtle notes of cocoa, cedar, and sweet cream in a great balance. The Tatuaje Tattoo is more affordable than other lines.
Tatuaje Havana VITatuaje Havana VI is a handmade cigar creation of Jaime Garcia’s Nicaraguan factory. Every piece of this line is expected to impart flavors of fine, medium-bodied Cuban cigars. Tatuaje Havana VI is a combination of the best selected Nicaraguan long-filler and binder tobacco rolled into perfection using the beautiful Nicaraguan wrapper with a traditional, Cuban-style triple-cap.
Tatuaje El TriunfadorTatuaje El Triunfador is considered a mild cigar compared to other Tatuaje cigars. This is a medium-bodied hand-rolled cigar with excellent flavors to offer. It has Nicaraguan fillers and binders that are wrapped in the oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It’s hard not to indulge in the forceful combination of coffee, earth, caramel, and woodsiness that you can taste from the El Triunfador.
Tatuaje FaustoTatuaje Fausto is a brash and bold blend. It is a beautiful full-bodied cigar made with the oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a robust blend of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobacco. Smokers can enjoy a complex flavor profile composed of wood, red pepper, earth, and leather. It has mildly sweet undertones mixed with cocoa and coffee. It is a smooth and refined smoke that is best had after dinner. It may also be an afternoon delight for the more adventurous cigar smoker.
La Riqueza No. 4
Pete Johnson and Don Pepin Garcia recognized for their exceptional cigar blends since their collaboration on Tatuaje in 2003, continually produce top-tier, cubanesque creations. The La Riqueza, translated to “The Riches,” revives a 1920s Cuban brand with cigars meticulously crafted at the My Father Cigars factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Despite initially being the weakest selling in the company’s portfolio, Johnson reimagined it, reducing the vintage-style box count and making it available in larger packages. The La Riqueza No. 4 is notable for its character, balance, and depth. It is wrapped in a Connecticut Broadleaf and offers a full-flavored, medium-bodied smoking experience with an aged Nicaraguan binder and filler. Tastes of dark cocoa, coffee, leather, and spice permeate through various stages of smoking, providing a pleasing cocoa flavor accompanied by wood and a spicy kick, meriting a score of 91 points and a spot in regular cigar rotation.
Tatuaje Cabaiguan Guapos
The Tatuaje Cabaiguan Guapos cigar, crafted by renowned producer Pete Johnson, offers a medium to full-bodied smoking experience. While its name pays homage to a Cuban town, a distinct pigtail cap underscores the cigar’s aesthetic uniqueness. Despite its unappealing exterior marked by an uneven, bumpy appearance and visible seam lines, the cigar’s flavor profile intriguingly melds notes of cedar, a touch of floral essence, creaminess, and a notable spiciness. Initial bitterness gives way to a more balanced taste, with the cedar and creamy tones dominating the experience. However, the lack of complexity and the high price point raise questions about its value, overshadowing the otherwise fine construction and consistent burn of the Tatuaje Cabaiguan Guapos.