To my knowledge, Pete is actually very loosely involved in this company and its rather his brother that is heading up this line and project. The highest form of flattery and compliment is inspiration. Regardless its a terrific smoke and this will be the next box I buy when it is released a few days after my birthday.
News: L’Atelier Slates LAT 46 SS for March, Maduro for May
The L’Atelier LAT 46 Selection Spéciale will be begin shipping in mid-March. Retailers have begun to be informed by the company that the newest edition to the LAT family will be shipped on March 19, although the Corona Gorda will debut at Federal Cigar’s 92nd Anniversary Party on March 15.
Announced late last year, the LAT 46 uses higher primings of the Sancti Spiritus wrapper giving it a significantly darker appearance than the first three vitolas of the line. Pricing has been officially set at $8.75 per cigar and $87.50 per box, which is consistent with the sub-$10 prediction from when the cigar was announced.
In addition, Dan Welsh of L’Atelier Imports told halfwheel that the LAT Maduro will be launching May 30 at a Casa de Montecristo event featuring Pete Johnson, K.C. Johnson, Sean Casper Johnson and Dan Welsh. The cigar will be available nationally on June 3.
This is the second consecutive year Pete Johnson has debuted a cigar at Federal Cigar’s annual anniversary celebrations. Last year, the Fausto FT114 was sold in limited quantities ahead of its release.