Surrey Cigars

Tatuaje Black Label Private Reserve Toro - Special limited production of only 1000 boxes


Length: 6"
Ring Gauge: 50
Flavour: Medium / Strong
Vitola: Toro
Smoking Time: 70 Mins

Rating by Surrey Cigars - 93/100

This Fine Cigar boxed in Feb 2022 with Personal blends for cigar makers have been around for a very long time and considering their origins, it comes as no surprise that some examples have been extremely well regarded by cigar smokers over the years. However, when discussing modern day Nicaraguan brands, you can’t talk about the history of personal blends without including the Tatauje Black Label Private Reserve.

After a trip that Pete Johnson took to Cuba in the early part of his career as a cigar maker, he met a man who was kind enough to gift him a cigar described as the man’s personal blend & he liked the cigar so much that upon returning to the United States, he decided to try and recreate that blend, and thus the Private Reserve was born.

“I decided when travelling to Nicaragua to work with the Garcia family that I would try to recreate this special cigar for myself. Together we spent quite some time working on the blend and looking at different leaves for the wrapper. The marbled toothy wrapper was perfect for this cigar, rustic looking but with tons of aroma. After smoking the first sample, I was immediately brought back to that island relaxing on a fence, enjoying life, smoking a great cigar. A great cigar that will always in my mind represent the place, the time and the experience of the purity of the simple life. This cigar may be considered ugly by some but inside that surface roughness it contains such rich flavour and aroma.” - Pete Johnson

The Private Label Britanicas Perfecto and Toro are a special limited production of only 1000 boxes of 20 per size and will not be produced again for several years. The cigars are 100% Nicaraguan tobacco and all tobacco is grown by the Garcia family. The cigars are a traditional Cuban style blend of Criollo 98 and Corojo 99 tobaccos from Esteli and Jalapa.

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