Not satisfied with the explosive popularity of his Tatuaje brand, cigar mogul Pete Johnson has upped the ante with several new lines inspired by the flavour and structure of classic Cubans. This has never been so evident as in his L’Atelier series.
The L’Atelier line was created in 2012, and is made in the My Father factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. As with Tatuaje, Johnson continues his collaboration with legendary cigar maker Don José Pepin Garcia for the production of L’Atelier vitolas. Besides his reputation as a superlative craftsman, Garcia first learned his trade in Cuba, which appealed strongly to Johnson’s blueprint for the production of his cigar brands.
With the L’Atelier, Pete Johnson has borrowed both the style and sizing from Cohiba’s popular Behike series. Similar to the Behike 52, 54, and 56, the L’atelier vitolas are dubbed LAT52 (4¾ x 52), LAT54 (5⅝ x 54), and LAT56 (6½ x 56). All sizes are finished with with Behike-style pigtail caps.
And the L’Atelier blend is already garnering praise. With the initial release in 2012, the LAT56 quickly made Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 list of 2013. Voted the 12th best cigar of the year with a 94 rating, the reviewer praised L’Atelier cigars as ‘complex and flavorful’ and ‘considerably tasty smokes’.
Due to limited availability of L’Atelier cigars, City Cigar may not carry all size options at any given time. For up-to-date information on availability, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.
|L’ATELIER CIGARS AVAILABLE AT CITY CIGAR:|
|LAT52||Gauge: 52||Length: 4¾”|
|LAT54||Gauge: 54||Length: 5⅝”|