The Tobacconists’ Association of America was founded in 1968 and traditionally provides member retailers with the tools and opportunities to optimize their business in the tobacco world, which must be marketed in the so-called ‘brick and mortar’ or physical stores. It represents a large group of influential retail stores and cigar lounge owners, associated with a select group of brand owners. Shopkeepers and brand owners work together to market exclusive TAA blends or sizes. A specific TAA vitols (as well as a blend) will not be identifiable but it will be possible to find them in shops whose owners are members of theTobacconists’ Association of America. Often a blend sees the light of day for the first time inside the TAA member circle. In some cases the blend created continues to constitute an exclusive TAA, in others the brand owner expands its line, as happened with La Palina Bronze.
On the occasion of this years 50th Anniversary, the TAA has announced exclusive series such as:
- Crowned Heads The Angel’s Anvil 2018
- Tatuaje TAA 50th
- Joya de Nicaragua Antano Gran Reserva Box Presidente
- Eiroa First 20 Years Diadema
Others releases are: Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X, CAO Hurricane, EPC – Ernesto Perez-Carillo TAA Exclusive, Flor De Las Antillas Lancero, Gurkha Heritage Rosado Box Pressed, La Flor Dominicana TAA Exclusively 50th, La Palina Blue Label, Montecristo Artisan TAA 50th and Padron Limited Edition TAA 50th.