Tatuaje Havana VI
is a brand of hand-made premium cigar
owned by Tatuaje Cigars, Inc. It was created by José "Pepin" Garcia
in consultation with Pete Johnson (owner of Tatuaje Cigars) and is manufactured at Tabacalera Cubana
. The brand consists of two ranges.
The name Havana VI was chosen because there are six models in the original range, all made in the traditional Havana style, including a triple cap.
History & Background
This was the first range in the Havana VI line, and was introduced in 2006 as a less-expensive alternative to the Tatuaje
A Nicaraguan puro, the filler is a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos (the Havana VI blend), the binder is from Nicaragua and the wrapper is Nicaraguan Corojo 99. It is a medium- to full-bodied cigar. It was released in October 2006 in a range of 6 models. The cigars have a simple red band with white print.
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- The first initials of the models as shown above spell the name of one of Pete Johnson's dogs, Havana.
Tatuaje Havana VI Exclusivo Verocu
This is a new addition to the Havana VI lineup.
This limited production range was created by Pete Johnson and is manufactured at TACUBA
. It was announced in the Spring of 2007 and released in July of that year.
Pete Johnson has described it as a Havana VI on steroids
, as the blend is the essentially the same as the Havana VI but with these changes: The wrapper is a Cafe Rosado Oscuro as opposed to a Cafe Rosado and the filler blend has ligero added to it.
The cigars are packed uncelloed in cedar cabinets of 50. In addition to the red Havana VI band, there is a secondary band that specifies the frontmark.
The initial release consisted of only two models, each for a specific market.
- Exclusivo Lado Occidental, Verocu No. 1 (6.25" x 52) is the West Coast release.
- Exclusivo Zona Del Este, Verocu No.2 (5.5" x 54) is the East Coast release.