Posted: September 19, 2020
October is known primarily for one thing in the cigar world; a highly anticipated release from Tatuaje and Pete Johnson. True to form Pete Johnson has another October release slated for 2020. This years release called the Karloff is expected to ship sometime in early to mid October. The cigar is in fact an extension of his monster series of the cigars, that began way back in 2008. The Karloff is directly inspired by the previous releases of the Boris and Little Boris. The Karloff is a tweaked version of those blends. Johnson is producing 4,000 dress boxes of 13 cigars. Beyond that not much is known about the cigar. We look forward to doing a more detailed review when they arrive; so stay tuned.
In 2008 Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars released his first cigar in his 13 cigar monster series with the Frank. Now in 2019 we see that series coming to a close with the release of the 12th and 13th cigar. Each year since 2008 Tatuaje Cigars has released a different Halloween inspired cigar based on a fictional monster. In the past, the series has featured monsters such as Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and Dracula. This year's monsters are based on the horror franchise Childs Play, and features the Chuck and Tiff. For each Monster in the series a dress box is created for the cigars, wooden boxes of 13 that are designed to look like coffins and then decorated to mimic the monster they are named after.These dress boxes are extremely rare and are highly desired by Tatuaje fans and collectors.
Each year a select list a 13 retailers are selected to receive the majority of these dress boxes; this list has become known as the “Unlucky 13” . This year Johnson decided that rather than doi
Introducing, the newest release from Pete Johnson of Tatuaje; the ME II. Unlike the original Mexican Experiment released by Tatuaje in 2011, the new ME II will be a regular production cigar for the brand. The Tatuaje MEII is a slight twist on the original 2011 ME release. The cigar features a Mexican San Andres wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler tobacco. The cigar will be offered in four sizes (Toro 5 ¾ x 50, Robusto 5 x 54, Churchill 6 ½ x 49, and Belicoso 5 x 52). The cigars unlike the original ME release; that was packaged in a bundle format will be offered in 15 count boxes.
The cigar begins by featuring rich notes of dark chocolate, earth, oak, and a subtle spice. As the cigar continues to burn the flavors ramp up in intensity; while maintaining a very consistent profile. The flavors are especially prevalent on the retohale of this particular cigar. Overall the cigar performed extremely well; providing rich flavors, in a medium bodied f
In 2018, Tatuaje reached a milestone of 15 years crafting some of the best and most sought after cigars on the planet. To mark this very special ocassion, Pete Johnson released two 15th Anniversary sizes; Belicoso Fino (5 ½ x 52) and Torpedo Grande (6 ½ x 52). Each size is available in a Rosado Claro or Rosado Oscuro wrapper, each offering drastic nuances.
The Rosado Claro version is a medium bodied cigar with notes of oak, leather, almonds, and cream. Subsequently, the Rosado Oscuro delivers a bolder experience with dark chocolate and espresso notes while also offering a cinnamon type of spice: Rich and Decadent.
Truly this is the most refined Tatuaje on the market edging in on Padron territory. An absolute must-try for fans of Nicaraguan tobacco. While these may be regular production cigars, orders are filling up fast. Do not miss your chance to enjoy the best cigar Tatuaje has produced at Regency Cigar!