The Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) held a virtual convention today and announced the cigars for the 2021 TAA Exclusive Series. This is a series of cigars that will be offered exclusively for retail members of the TAA. The 2021 TAA Exclusive Series features 23 blends, 15 of which are 2021 releases and eight are ongoing releases.
Three cigars were previously announced as 2020 TAA Exclusive releases but did not make it to market. These cigars are the La Palina White Label and the La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Oro Edicíon Natural and Maduro. The La Flor Dominicana cigars were originally announced in 2020 as the La Flor Dominicana TAA 52nd Oro Tecera Edición. All three of these cigars are now included in the 2021 TAA Exclusive Series.
With the exception of Illusione Cigars, all of the companies participating in the 2021 Exclusive Series have previously released TAA Exclusives. A cigar from the Diesel brand is Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s (STG). Previous STG releases have been under the CAO brand.
The TAA has also announced that the Rocky Patel Exclusivo, a blend released as a part of the 2020 TAA Exclusive Series, will be offered as an ongoing TAA release.
The 15 new releases are listed below. Notable companies not announcing 2021 TAA Exclusives include My Father, Tatuaje, and AJ Fernandez Cigars.
- CLE Signature THT-EKE 03/17
- Crowned Heads- The Lost Angel TAA Exclusive 2021
- JC Newman Brick House Beginnings Natural
- JC Newman Brick House Beginnings Maduro
- Diesel Disciple (Scandinavian Tobacco Group)
- E.P. Carrillo 2021
- Gurkha Nicaragua Series TAA Exclusive
- Illusione TAA Exclusive 2021
- Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Edición Americana
- Kristoff 685 Woodlawn Box Press
- La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Oro Edicion 6 1/2 x 58 Chisel Natural
- La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Oro Edicion 6 1/2 x 58 Chisel Maduro
- La Palina White Label Toro
- Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 Bala
- Villiger TAA Exclusive
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 (200 boxes remaining)
- Padron 1964 Toro TAA Exclusive Natural
- Padron 1964 Toro TAA Exclusive Maduro
- Rocky Patel Exclusivo
Update (3/26/21): Added Illusione Cigars to this story as it was previously omitted.