20th Jun2011

Viaje Grows its Line Up

by GoodFellasCigars

Viaje is growing its line of cigars: the Viaje Oro Reserva Double Torpedo VOR DT and the Viaje Platino Reserva Double Torpedo VPR DT.

The two cigar have at their widest a 52 ring gauge and measure 5 ¾  inches long. Originally these cigars were to be released as limited editions like many other Viajes but, Andre Farkes liked this shape so much he decided that it should be put into its main line up.

Even though we at GoodFellasCigars love Viajes limited edition cigars we have also waited for an expanded line up for some time and welcome these additions to the Viaje family of cigars.

 

10th Jan2011

Viaje Cigars

by GoodFellasCigars

Viaje, which means “journey” in spanish, is a boutique cigar company that is known for its idea of small batch production; sometimes producing as few as 50 boxes of a particular line of cigars. Andre Farkas is the founder of Viaje Cigar CO, which is based out of Los Angeles, California. Viaje was put on the map when they were placed #2 on the Cigar Aficionado top 25 with a rating of 95! While many of the Viaje lines have been right around the medium body range, but Andre has released a few of lines that will make you sit down and feel like you just went 10 rounds with Muhammad Ali. The Viaje Skull and Bones releases have been known to be extremely powerful, the MOAB was one of the strongest cigars I have ever had. Viaje also released the Zombie this past April as well as the Black Label Fifty-Fifty which was composed of 2 blends in one cigar, the Fifty-Fifty went from Full, to Fuller. Viaje releases new lines of cigars close to every quarter of a year, often coming out with seasonal lines that fit the time of year.

List of Viaje cigars:

10th Jan2011

Viaje Oro Reserva VOR No. 5

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Nicaragua Corojo 99

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Country: Honduras

Shape: Box-press

Size: 5.5 x 52

Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.L.

Production: Boxes of 25 and 5

Viaje, which means “journey” in spanish, is a small batch cigar company that uses Nicaraguan tobaccos from a farm in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Oro Reserva VOR No. 5 was ranked as Cigar Afficianado’s #2 cigar of 2010. This cigar by Andre Farkas helped Viaje launch into what they now consist of today. It took me on a journey that I thoroughly enjoyed but, will probably never take again. The construction on this cigar was flawless from its oily wrapper to the minimal amount of veins to the triple cap and lastly to the overall box-press shape. The cigar was firm to the touch and it was medium to full-bodied overall. The pre-light draw was a light spice with a sweet aroma. The initial flavor was a slight salt with mainly a kick of spice like a black pepper and the draw was smooth with a voluminous amount of smoke. The first third remained with the spice followed along with a leather flavor that was great with the suburb draw. The second third remained with the black pepper slightly but, then the sweetness of cocoa and warm coffee notes took center stage and were astounding! The combo of the flavors made the best profile for a cigar I have ever had to this point and I really wish others could have tried this stick. The final third and the finish were pretty much the same as the second but, the flavors warmed up a bit and slightly subdued. Usually a cigar near the end gets pretty harsh but, this stick softened out. The burn was flawless not once did I think about touching it up at all. The draw was excellent and the ash was firm but, flaked a little and was a darker gray. Overall this stick was just outstanding from the start to the finish and if anything comes out from Viaje that’s close I say snatch them up before they are gone.