Pete Johnson has been one of the most prolific cigar blenders in the industry for the last few years. Creating blend after blend at the famed My Father factory in Nicaragua, Pete Johnson's company has garnered numerous 90+ ratings and keeps churning out cigars that enthusiasts flock to as go-to cigars every day. So, naturally, the next step would be to create a new brand, right? Yes, it's a little unorthodox to start at the beginning once you have a well-established brand on the market. But since when has Pete Johnson taken the conventional route?
Modeled after the uber-popular, impossible-to-get Cohiba Behike, L'Atelier is comprised of robust Nicaraguan fillers that are wrapped inside a luscious Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The tobaccos are well-aged, so the blend is medium-bodied even though it looks full-bodied on paper. Upon lighting, L'Atelier bursts with rich, chewy smoke that is ripe with notes of cedar, spice, and earth. The finish lingers a bit, but is clean and satisfying. No need to waste your time trying to get a Behike when L'Atelier is waiting right here for you.