Earlier this month, the Tobacconist Association America (TAA) announced it was postponing its 2020 Convention due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Today, members of the TAA had a virtual meeting where it was confirmed the Convention has been officially canceled for 2020. In addition, as a part of that virtual gathering, the 2020 TAA Exclusive Series was announced.
The TAA also announced the 2021 Convention will take place April 9 to April 16, 2021, at Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
The 2020 Series features 25 cigars, 16 of which are slated for 2020 releases and nine that are ongoing TAA releases.
Of the fourteen releases for 2020, the only company participating for the first time in the series is La Aurora Cigars. The following are the fourteen releases for 2020 that were introduced at the virtual meeting.
- AJ Fernandez Belles Artes Maduro Box Pressed Perfecto 6 1/2 x 52
- Brick House Ciento For Ciento 6 1/4 x 54
- CAO Expedición 6 1/8 x 50
- CLE “The Graduate” 11/18
- Crowned Heads Lost Angel 2020
- E.P. Carrillo Encore 656
- Kristoff San Andres Box Pressed Torro
- La Aurora TAA Exclusive 6 x 54
- La Flor Dominicana TAA 52nd Oro Tecera Edición 6 1/2 x 58 Chisel Natural
- La Flor Dominicana TAA 52nd Oro Tecera Edición 6 1/2 x 58 Chisel Maduro
- La Palina White Label 6 x 50
- My Father The Judge 5 1/4 x 52
- Nat Sherman Timeless TAA 2020 Limited Edition
- Rocky Patel TAA Exclusivo
- Tatuaje TAA Exclusive 52nd
- Villiger Edition Regional USA
In addition, the following ongoing releases were announced:
- Alec Bradley Black Market Illicit
- Ashton VSG Robusto TAA Especial
- Drew Estate Acid Big Bang
- Drew Estate Herrera Estelí TAA Exclusive
- Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente TAA Exclusive
- La Aroma dee Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Belicoso
- Kristoff TAA 49 Salomon
- Padron 1964 Toro TAA Exclusive Natural
- Padron 1964 Toro TAA Exclusive Maduro