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ALTADIS U.S.A. Announces a New Henry Clay Cigar with a Pete Johnson Twist


Henry Clay Tattoo

Altadis U.S.A., in special cooperation with Pete Johnson, announces the launch of Henry Clay Tattoo. World-renowned Henry Clay cigars originate from one of the oldest Cuban brands.

Dating back to the 1840’s, this brand was named for a Kentucky politician who was known as, “The Great Compromiser”. Over the years, Henry Clay cigars have been referenced in famous works by such legends as James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling and Alfred Hitchcock. Pete Johnson is the latest in a long line of special admirers of this brand of cigars.

Working his way up from a sales representative at a tobacconist, to creating his own cigars, Johnson has always enjoyed a special appreciation for the Henry Clay Brevas. He always talked about working with Altadis U.S.A., the makers of Henry Clay. Now that time has arrived.

Altadis’s Grupo De Maestros worked closely with Johnson, presenting very unique blends and shapes to him. To pay tribute to the original Henry Clay, Johnson’s choice of the Henry Clay Tattoo’s blend and shape closely resembles the original.

The new Henry Clay Tattoo’s oily, Dark Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010 wrapper is complemented by flavorful Dominican and spicy Nicaraguan fillers.  

Wrapper: Hand-selected Dark Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010
Binder: Dominican Piloto Vintage 2010
Filler: Dominican Olor Vintage 2012, Dominican Piloto Vintage 2012 and Nicaraguan Criollo Ometepe Vintage 2013

The Henry Clay Tattoo is a fuller-bodied and robust cigar. Available in one size: 52 x 6, this exceptional, hand crafted cigar is capped with a pigtail.

A limited 50,000 sticks will be available, packaged in hand painted, 20-count boxes in the original Henry Clay Brevas bundle press.  The Henry Clay Tattoo will be featured at the IPCPR Show and will start shipping to retailers in late July.  Priced around $9.00 per stick, Pete Johnson can scratch another one off of his bucket list, as this cigar is truly a dream come true.

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