News: Tatuaje Cohete Returns as Tower Exclusive
The 4 x 50 Tatuaje Cohete will be returning exclusively to Tower Pipes & Cigars of Sacramento, Calif., this time with more permanence. After months of speculation, Pete Johnson of Tatuaje/Havana Cellars confirmed to halfwheel the Cohete will be a regular release for Mark Just of Tower with the first batch shipping in March.
In 2006, a paltry 50 boxes of 25 Cohetes were released as part of the initial Tatuaje limited editions. Joining the Tower release was the Bombazo, which went to Dion Giolito’s FUMARE, and the La Maravilla, which went to Leaf & Ale of Nashville, Tenn. The Nicaraguan puro, whose name translates to rocket, was once again released in 2009, this time with a substantially larger 100 boxes of 25. Now, Johnson is preparing to ship an even larger batch to Tower and has plans for more.
“The Cohete is coming back to Tower for full production in small batch format based on when Mark needs them,” said Johnson to halfwheel. “Same price point and same packaging. Just made in Nicaragua. Same blend and same size. ” Previously the cigar had been made at the Miami-based El Rey de los Habanos.
Just is taking pre-orders for the initial March shipment, which is expected to be “around” 300 boxes according to Johnson.
Below is a photo of the Cohete from 2006 (top) and the Cohete from 2009 (bottom):