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BACKGROUND: With the release of the Tatuaje Black Label Petite Lancero, the Tat Black will now become a regular release cigar. According to brand owner Pete Johnson, this was the time to bring this cigar into regular production because he had the available tobacco to do it and the blend will remain the same (Tatuaje Black label has been released in several sizes, but always as a limited production cigar).
Tatuaje Black Label Petite Lancero & Don Valente Tequila
The Petite Lancero format is a welcome surprise in a market that has been favoring larger and larger ring gauges. The Petite Lancero is a Nicaraguan puro with a Nicaraguan (Esteli) Sun Grown Criollo 98 wrapper. The cigars are packaged in upright black boxes of 25 cigars, with a suggested retail price of around $212.00 for the box, or $8.50 a stick. This week’s featured stick is the 6-inch by 38 ring gauge Tatuaje Black Label Petite Lancero.
Tatuaje Black Label
FEATURED LIBATION: Don Valente Añejo Tequila
The town of Tequila, with its population of about 60,000, is about 30 miles northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico and is the booze-producing mecca of western Mexico. Just off the town’s main square lies the Mundo Cuervo factory, the world’s largest tequila brand (Casa Sauza, is the world’s second-largest tequila producer). By law, true tequila can only be made in parts of five Mexican states; most of it is produced in or around Tequila in the state of Jalisco (our Don Valente is made in Jalisco). Tequila is most often made at a 38–40% alcohol content (76–80 proof), but can be produced between 31–55% alcohol content (62–110 proof). Tequila sold in Mexico most often has an alcohol content of 38%, although our Don Valente is 35% ABV. Most Tequila that will be shipped to the U.S. will be around 40% ABV or 80-proof.
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This review is on the San Lotano Oval Maduro Toro. I first featured this stick in Episode 330 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Saturday, September 08, 2012. These cigars have been resting in the Stogie Fresh humidors for 1 year, 5 months and 5 days prior to this review and I pulled out 2 samples for this final review.
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