The entry deadline came and went at midnight last night so that means it is time to draw names for the 3 Cigar Tatuaje Sampler. I have already notified everyone who will be in the drawing. As it turns out everyone who entered got the questions right and will be in the drawing. For those who missed out but are curious here are the answers…

  1. My buddy Andy is an amazing cook. If you like food you’ll love his blog Andy’s Diner. Browse around his blog, there’s a lot of good stuff on there. Besides being an excellent cook, Andy is also a 1st class BOTL and he posts pictures of his cigars so browse through the photo gallery called Andy’s Humidor to see his impressive collection. He has also taken some tours of a few cigar operations in Miami. Find his pictures of these tours and look through them. They are pretty cool. What I want you to tell me is what three things did Andy purchase on his tour of Tabacalera Perdomo?
    7 cigar sampler of the La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve cigars, a beautiful black ashtray, and an Edicion de Silvio No. 2 Torpedo
  2. Now it’s time to check out Brian’s Random Thoughts. Brian’s blog is a good read and like Andy’s blog, it’s not just cigars. Browse around and read a little and I think you’ll like the place and find it an entertaining read. While you are browsing around answer this. Brian has a bunch of cigar reviews on his site and one of the cigars he reviewed is another one of Pete Johnson’s cigars (also made by Pepin Garicia) and a favorite of mine, but it isn’t a Tatuaje . Find the review I speak of. There are two parts to this question. A. What is the name of the cigar in the review I am referring to? B. In that review Brian states that he was hoping the cigar in question would be a cheaper alternative to another cigar that he likes. What cigar was he hoping it would be an alternative to?
    A.) The cigar is a cabaiguan belicoso finos
    B.) Hoping it would be a cheaper alternative to a Diamond Crown Maximus
  3. The next stop on our hunt is the home of CigarJack. CigarJack was one of the very 1st cigar blogs I came across way back when I was still just considering starting this blog up. Since then, Jack took a short break but earlier this year he resurrected his blog and is once again a top notch cigar blog full of great information and insightful reviews. Go through the reviews and see what Jack has to say about your favorites and maybe discover some new sticks you’d like to try. If you weren’t aware, Tatuajes are made for Pete Johnson by the master blender Don Jose “Pepin” Garcia. I am a huge fan of many of Pepin’s cigars, the Tatuajes topping the list. Jack did a review back in July of one of Pepin’s cigars that carries his name. Which cigar did he review and what did he rate it?
    Don Pepin Garcia Blue Label – Rated 7.5/10
  4. I found The Keepers of the Flame when I moved my blog from Blogspot to WordPress (a move that I have been very pleased with). The reviews are great and they cover a wide range of cigars over there. Beyond that, every review comes with a superb history lesson on the cigar in question. I don’t know how he does it but CigarFan includes a fantastic amount of information about the cigar to go along with his tasting notes. The blog is a fantastic and engaging read and one I highly recommend as reading for anyone who loves cigars. In addition to all the info included with each review they have profiles of three of the major cigar producing countries. It’s all great stuff. Tatuajes are Nicaraguan Puros so you are going to look for some info on that country over at The Keepers of the Flame. In 1998 Nicaragua fell victim to a natural disaster that severly impacted the tobacco industry in that country. What was that natural disaster (be specific as possible)?
    In 1998, Hurricane Mitch struck Nicaragua
  5. The Stogie Guys are a three man team that runs their blog a lot like a traditional publication. In addition to reviews you’ll find posts on news, events, interviews, and the general goings on of the cigar industry. I check their site almost daily. In a recent post they linked to a great video of Pepin Garcia and his Nicaragua Factory. You should check it out. It’s cool to see cigar making in action. A while back they reviewed what is probably my favorite of all the Tatuajes (if I had to pick a favorite which is hard to do). Patrick commented in his review that the appearance of this cigar reminded him of another special cigar he had the pleasure of trying once. Which Tatuaje did he review and what cigar did its appearance remind him of?
    Tatuaje Reserva SW – With its Churchill size and Cuban construction, this cigar’s oily appearance reminds Patrick of a Partagas Lusitania he had the pleasure of enjoying in Spain a few years ago.
  6. OK, this one should be pretty easy. The information you are looking for is right here on my site. There is something special about the names that Pete Johnson gave to the various vitolas in both the Brown Label and the Red Label Tatuaje Lines. Even the formal names of the two lines has special significance.What’s so special about the line and vitola names?
    Pete named both the original and the Havana VI lines after his two dogs. The first letters of each of the names of the vitolas spell out the names of his dogs.
  7. Another question to be answered here on my blog. I have bought a bunch of Tatuajes as singles, but there are three vitolas that I have purchased whole boxes of. Which three Tatuaje vitolas do I own a box of?
    Havana Cazadores, RC184s, and Regios

So as you can see and as the participants witnessed first hand it wasn’t that hard. Good luck to everyone in the drawing. I plan to do it Sunday afternoon so once I notifiy the winner, if that person gets their mailing address back to me quick enough I can have the cigars in the mail Monday. Be sure to check in on Sunday and good luck!!