February 2021

Tatuaje is bringing back the Tatuaje LLE Capa Especial. This once limited Lonsdale extra was exclusive to New Havana Cigars. New Havana Cigars owner Dan Welch is also a partner in L’Atelier Imports, another company of Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson. But this time the Tatuaje LLE Capa Especial will be available to more retailers than just New Havana Cigars.

The cigar

The Tatuaje LLE Capa Especial is a 6¾x42 box-pressed cigar. It is made at My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. For the blend, Tatuaje uses Nicaraguan tobacco as binder and filler. The wrapper is Ecuadorian Sumatra. The blend is exactly the same as the original release.

The base of the blend is the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial. But with a different wrapper, Dan Welsh’s favorite Sumatra wrapper. Welsh and Johnson were toying around with New Havana Cigars blends. When Welsh wondered what the 7th Capa Especial would taste like with the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Johnson produced a few samples. And it was a slam dunk. But only 1400 cigars were ever produced.

Limited Edition

LLE stands for Limited Lonsdale Extra. And a limited it is. This time in a larger quantity though, 1000 boxes of 20 cigars. Part of that production comes in boxes with special branding for New Havana Cigars. A few weeks later, Tatuaje is releasing the rest of the production in boxes without the New Havana Cigars branding to other, select retailers.

The cigar will carry the new Tatuaje Limited Edition artwork we wrote about yesterday. The design draws inspiration from the colors of the Nicaraguan flag. It’s not likely that the cigars will reach the international markets due to the low production numbers.


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