L'Atelier Cigars - the offerings by L’Atelier Imports are all made by the Garcia Family and blended by Pete Johnson. L’Atelier Imports was created in 2012 by Pete Johnson and industry friends Dan Welsh, K.C. Johnson and Sean “Casper” Johnson with goals to make premium cigars that are “Consumer Price Conscious” and to raise the expectations of cigar smokers at every level of experience.
This flagship line, L’Atelier, is made at the My Father Cigars factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. This flagship offering is based on a new wrapper that was grown in Ecuador by the Oliva tobacco family. The wrapper is Sancti Spiritus, a hybrid of Criollo and Pelo de Oro, the “lost seed of Cuba”, and L’Atelier is the first cigar to market using this wrapper. The blend is all Nicaraguan, specifically designed to accent this special wrapper. Medium to Medium-Full in body, this blend is all about flavor, just like the wrapper.
The Selection Spéciale vitolas feature the same Sancti Spiritus wrapper and blend, but use the highest priming wrappers. Darker in color, the higher priming leaves do change the flavor profile as well.
At a price point of $8-$10, we believe this will set a standard for being “Consumer Price Conscious” at such a premium level.
LAT52 (4 3/4 x 52) Rated "92" in Cigar Aficionado LAT54 (5 5/8 x 54) Rated "92" in Cigar Insider LAT56 (6 1/2 x 56) Rated "94" in Cigar Aficionado - C.A. Top 25 No. 12 Cigar of 2013 LAT Lancero (7 1/2 x 38) New for 2014 LAT38 Special - Selection Spéciale (7 1/2 x 38) New for 2014 LAT Torpedo - Selection Spéciale (6 1/8 x 52) New for 2014 LAT46 - Selection Spéciale (5 5/8 x 46) Rated "91" in Cigar Aficionado