The Bride is 2018’s annual Monster Series from Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson’s. This years blend uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and binder and filler from Nicaragua.
Tatuaje The Bride Details:
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
- Wrapper: US Connecticut Broadleaf (Rosado)
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Size: 7 1/8″
- Ring Gauge: 49
- Vitola: Churchill
- MSRP: $13
- Date Released: September 2018
This cigar’s appearance is consistent with previous years of the monster series. Dark chocolate brown wrapper that looks great against the white pop of the simple band. Get a bit of cocoa and creamy cedar on the wrapper with some earthiness on the foot.
The Bride starts out with a blast of pepper that quickly fades and turns into a smooth, creamy, sweet cedar notes. The cigar never hits above medium during this third and is a bit lighter than I expected going in. The draw on this is spot on as it’s not too tight and not too loose.
The second third begins without too much change, just a slight notch up strength-wise. The pepper returns through the retrohale with a touch of pepper that singles the sinus. As the second third finishes up I start getting a touch of caramel that joined the creamy, sweet cedar notes. The burn is great on this cigar, with no touch ups needed so far.
Getting well into the final third the sweetness took bit of a departure, replaced with notes of wood, cinnamon, and spice. The cigar burned cool and straight for the remainder of the final third.
As the final cigar in the monster series I have to say it ended on a high note. While not my favorite of the series it landed top five for sure. I actually expected a lot more spice from this cigar than I actually ended up getting. It’s a very smooth, bright flavor profile that I am excited to see how they progress over the years.
Total Score - Great