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Tatuaje Cigar Bash-Smoke Inn Cigars, Vero Beach

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Tatuaje Cigars is a brand that Cigar Aficionado magazine has bestowed numerous accolades upon. Although he’s still off the radar of many cigar smokers, Pete Johnson, owner of Tatuaje only has one mission; Make Cigars Great Again!

Luckily for Pete, he has two of the finest factories in the World rolling out his smokes. Both are overseen by Don Pepin Garcia, maker of Cigar Aficionado’s 2012 and 2015 Cigar of the Year. Make sure you mark your calendars, and join us on the 4th…

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Tatuaje Capa Especial Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Tatuaje Capa Especial. The more Tatuajes I smoke, the more I’m becoming a fan, and this 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda only solidifies that fact.

The flavor of this cigar is difficult to pinpoint initially, but it is an excellent medium to full-bodied cigar. In the first third, the Capa Especial began with a very complex flavor, like I said, it’s very difficult to pinpoint the exact flavor, but I’d call it leathery. Nonetheless, the cigar is very enjoyable.

In the Second third of the Capa Especial, the complex leathery flavor remains, but a hint of sweetness, akin to milk chocolate, finds its way into the fold. The burn and the draw on the cigar are excellent and still a very enjoyable smoke.

In the last third of the cigar the same leather and sweetness that presented itself in the second third remains through the end of the smoke. I find that this Sumatra wrapped cigar is an excellent product by Pete Johnson and Tatuaje. The burn is perfect and the draw was effortless. At around $9 a stick, I would be sure to buy the Tatuaje Capa Especial.

The Mayor

Reposted with permission from thegarshop.com

Tatuaje El Triunfador “Old Man and the C” Review

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I admit it; I’m a sucker for unique packaging when it comes to cigars. I’m an even bigger sucker when I find out that the unique cigar inside the unique packaging is actually a phenomenal smoke. This was the case when I smoked the Tatuaje El Triunfador Old Man and the C. To explain the Old Man and the C, it’s basically a coffin in which you get a  2008 El Triunfador lancero (which is the original release year of the El Triunfador) and then you get three more lanceros wrapped in a culebra (basically three cigars wrapped together and tied at both ends so they stay together). Now with the Old Man and the C, you’re supposed to smoke the lancero and pass the culebra amongst three friends, so I was lucky enough to have three friends, Matt, Steel Curtain Joyce and JoePa to share my cigars with.

Now I reviewed the 2008 lancero, which has a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and filler and sits at 7 ½ x 38, so it’s a tall, skinny sucker. The El Triunfador has a ton of flavor and it seems like it alternates between spicy and sweet on every puff. This trend continues into the second third when the sweet and spicy flavors die down a little bit, but keeps the same pattern of alternating between spice and sweet while a bit of cocoa after taste remains. The burn and draw are perfect through the second third.

In the final third, the smoke transitioned to a very strong sweet flavor that is akin to a dark fruit of some type while the spicy notes mellow out. The draw and the burn remain perfect. Overall, the 2008 El Triunfador lancero is an absolutely fantastic medium to full bodied smoke that I’d have no problem paying $30 for, especially since you’re getting four cigars in the coffin. Overall, I’d give it 4 flames. That does it for the Old Man and the C, so let us know what you think and until next time – Happy Smoking.

The Mayor

Reposted with permission from thegarshop.com

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