A few years ago Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars created a cigar called Tatuaje Mexican Experiment. Now it’s time for the sequel, ME II (pronounced metoo; no connection).
“Mexican Experiment was my first try with the San Andrés wrapper and it was made in a very small amount,” he says. “Since it’s easier to bring back old brands because of the FDA rules I decided to revive it and also create the ME II. Also people get a kick out of the name.”
After introducing the two lines at IPCPR the original one went out of production, but the sequel is now hitting Europe. It comes in four vitolas, Belicoso 5×52, Robusto 5×54, Toro 5 ¾ x 50 and Churchill 6 ½ x 48. It’s a medium to full body cigar with a San Andrés Oscuro wrapper and Nicaraguan binders and fillers.
“It’s not overwhelming, but has a lot of flavor.”
It was launched at InterTabac alongside another new line, El Triunfador Favorito, 4×50.
“Whenever I used to go to Europe I’d buy small brands, like Quinteros, for fun. So I thought it’d be cool to make a longfiller version of that. They satisfy my smoking habits and keep my wallet thicker.”