My Father Cigars and Tatuaje are preparing to ship the initial run of their La Union collaboration. The first delivery will be for the black boxes, with a red box to come later, with some differences in wrappers.
There are four La Union blends and all come in a 7 ¼ x 50 double corona with a traditional Cuban 109-style head. Two were blended by Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson and will have a covered foot while the two blended by the Garcias will have an open foot. All the tobacco used for binders and fillers are grown by the Garcia family. For the wrappers, Johnson chose Nicaraguan shade-grown Corojo 99 for the black box and Ecuador Sumatra for the red box. The Garcias chose to use Ecuador Habano for the black box and Connecticut USA Broadleaf for the red.
Each box of 40 will feature 20 by each brand. The cigars will retail for $60 and $2,400 a box. Each box comes with a Xikar Xi1 Perfect Cut cigar cutter.