Tatuaje Avion 12

At the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show, Tatuaje Cigars’ unveiled the final version of the Tatuaje Avion 12.  The Avion series is a series of annual limited edition vitolas that use the Tatuaje Fausto blend.   The Avion 12 marks the second year Tatuaje has released a vitola in this series.

The Tatuaje Avion 12 was actually pre-released to Holt’s Cigar Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earlier this year.  The Avion 12 was included a special “Let Freedom Ring” sampler pack offered by Holt’s.  This early release did not contain the standard Avion banding, but a “Tatuaje Limited Release” band that is similar to what is seen on the Tatuaje Mexican Experiment.

The Avion 12 is also a box-pressed perfecto but in a smaller length than the Tatuaje Avion 11.  The ring gauge remains the same.

Here are the particulars of the Tatuaje Avion 12:

Blend Profile

Like the Fausto, the Avion derives its strength from using higher primings of the tobacco:

Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaraguan including Jalapa/Esteli Ligero

Vitolas Available

Avion 12 – Perfecto Grande: 5 5/8 X 48/52
Avion 11 – Perfecto Grande:  6 3/4 x 48/52

Fausto Blends:

FT114 – Petit Robusto: 4 1/2 x 52
FT127 – Robusto: 5 x 54
FT140 – Robusto Extra: 5 1/2 x 52
FT153 – Toro: 6 x 50
FT166 – Short Churchill: 6 1/2 x 48