Trivia: Tatuaje – La Selección de Cazador

As a big fan of the Tatuaje Brown lables, and Tatuajes in general, I was reading up on Pete Johnson and the Tatuaje line of cigars. I read somewhere that Pete loves his dogs. So much so, that he named the sizes of the Tatuaje Brown and Red labels so that the 1st letter in each size can be used to spell out the name of his dogs. In the case of the Brown label, the 1st letter of each size spells out the name of his dog Hunter.

Havana Cazadores
Unicos
Noellas
Tainos
Especiales
Regios

At this point, those who know Spanish may know where I'm going with this....

I was looking at my box of Tatuaje Regios the other day and noticed something for the 1st time. On the box is the "proper" name of the Brown label line, La Selección de Cazador. A literal translation is "The Selection of Hunter". Cazador means Hunter in Spanish. This little detail escaped my notice before and I found it to be interesting so I thought I'd share this little bit of trivia. Not only the sizes, but the entire Tatuaje Brown Label line is named after Pete's beloved dog. Some of you more observant types may have already caught this, but for other fans of these cigars that may have missed this factoid as I did... I hope you found it interesting.

He's done the same with the Red label line. His other dog is named Havana, so...

The Havana VI sizes:

Hermosos
Angeles
Victorias
Artistas
Nobles
Almirantes

The man loves his pups. I like that about him.

Romeo y Julieta Cazadores

Romeo y Julieta Cazadores

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Corona Grande
Size : 162 x 17.46 mm
Ring : 44
Weight : 11.27 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$10/piece
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This is an interesting Romeo y Julieta, with its leathery/spicy taste. It was equal in its pros and cons, starting out pleasant, but becoming harsh near the ring.

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Quai d’Orsay Gran Coronas

Quai d'Orsay Gran Coronas

Origin : CubaQuai d'Orsay
Format : Corona Grande
Size : 155 mm x 16.67
Ring : 42
Weight : 10.14 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~7€/piece
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Pretty impressed by the Quai d'Orsay Gran Coronas. Very nice-looking and has a pleasant bouquet of smooth and mild flavors. The only downside was a slightly tight draw.

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Vegas Robaina Famosos

Vegas Robaina Famosos

Origin : CubaVegas Robaina
Format : Robusto
Size : 127 x 19.05 mm
Ring : 48
Weight : 10.86 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$230 for a box of 25
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Possibly some of the best tobacco to ever pass through my lips. In every aspect, I was very pleased with the Vegas Robaina Famosos.

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La Flor de la Isabela Corona

La Flor de la Isabela Corona

Origin : PhilippinesLa Flor de la Isabela
Format : Corona
Size : 140 x 16 mm
Ring : 40
Weight : N/A
Price : 2€/piece

A very disappointing cigar. I don't know how it could be rated 88 by Cigar Aficionado. I couldn't even finish it...

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Trinidad Fundadores

Trinidad Fundadores

Origin : CubaTrinidad
Format : Long Panatela (Laguito)
Size : 192 x 15.87 mm
Ring : 39
Weight : 13.91 g
Hand-Made
Price : $370+ for a box of 24
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Once I discovered that the Trinidad Fundadores were originally producted only for Fidel Castro, I just had to try one. Now, I see why!

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Cigar Reviews of the Week #3 (Sep 8 2007)

Here's this week's selection. Enjoy!

Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Toro

Reviewed by Patrick at  Stogie Guys

According to Patrick, this is an exceptional cigar and it gets quite a high rating - four and a half stogies. Check it out.
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Oliva Serie V

Reviewed by MonkeyDan at  CigarMonkey

MonkeyDan lights up an impressive 60-ring cigar (unfortunately, no photograph was provided...). Verdict : a wonderful smoke.
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Partagas Mille Fleurs

Partagas Mille Fleurs

Origin : CubaPartagas
Factory Name : Petit Corona
Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8.46 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~4€/piece
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Often compared to Montecristo No.4, the Partagas Mille Fleurs, in my opinion, boasts quite a strong personality. Another advantage is its place on the price/value scale.

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