Back in May, the folks at Cigar Brief had an exclusive story on a new company being started by Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson called L’Atelier Imports.   There are some more particulars in that story, but the important facts are: 1) This is a separate entity from Tatuaje Cigars;  2) The day to day operations will be run by K.C. Johnson (Pete’s brother), Dan Welsh (New Havana Cigars), and Sean Johnson (a friend).   Since then, further information on the product offerings has been published in the June 19, 2012 edition of Cigar Insider.

Information has been disclosed on the cigar blends and offerings by L’Atelier Imports.

L’Atelier (Core Brand)

This is being intended as a “flagship” offering.  The product will be rolled at the My Father Cigar factory and it has parallels to the Cohiba Behike (BHK) from an appearance standpoint.

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

LAT52: 4 3/4 x 52
LAT54: 5 5/8 x 54
LAT56: 6 1/2 x 56


As reported by Cigar Brief, Dan Welsh of New Havana Cigars is licensing this existing line to L’Atelier Imports.   These cigars are also made at My Father Cigars.  There will be two new line extensions added.

Skull Breaker/Tramp Stamp Blend Blend Profile
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Crystal Baller/Tramp Stamp Blend Profile
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Skull Breaker: 5 1/4 x 52 (Belicoso)
Bone Crusher: 5 1/4 x 55
Crystal Baller: 5 3/4 x 54 (box-press – line extension)
Tramp Stamp: 5 1/4 x 48 (line extension)


This is being introduced as a bundle offering that will be a mild to medium offering.  This cigar consists of Nicaraguan, Ecuadorian, and American tobaccos.   The cigars will be rolled by the Garcia family at the TACUBA factory.   There will be three offerings and they will be skewed toward larger ring gauges.

Cambon: 5 1/4 x 52
Honore: 5 3/4 x 56
Montaigne: 6 1/4 x 60

El Suelo

This is another bundle offering consisting of Nicaraguan, Ecuadorian, and American tobaccos.   This offering will be on the medium to full side.  Like the Trocadero, this cigar will also be rolled at TACUBA by the Garcias.   There will be three offerings – also skewed on the larger ring gauge size.

Terreno: 5 1/4 x 56
Prado: 5 3/4 x 58 (Belicoso)
Campo: 6 1/4 x 60