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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?
What really makes L'Atelier Surrogates different is the fact that you get to enjoy 4 completely different blends, since each size was blended to match the vitola. The Skull Breaker and Bone Crusher options both come in a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper and feature different portions of Nicaraguan binders and fillers. The result leaves you with 2 similar, yet distinctive blends that present 2 completely different flavor profiles based on the size. You'll find a medium-bodied array of sweet earth throughout. The same can be said with Crystal Baller and Tramp Stamp, which feature Habano Ecuador wrappers concealing different portions of Nicaraguan fillers with a Nicaraguan binder. These will remain medium to full-bodied with more notes of spice rather than sweetness.