Tower Cigars is a cigar shop out of Sacremento, CA and this year, along with the help of Viaje, created a special edition exclusivo box press to celebrate their 45th anniversary. While these have become only available in California, I was able to get my hands on one single stick recently. Obviously I was jumping for joy at the sight of another exclusive Viaje, so when I lit up this beautiful box press I was more than pleased.
Right off the bat I noticed a very nice nut on the aromatics along with a slight hint of cedar, on the first draw I noticed a nearly perfect spice as well as a slight bit of creaminess. The spice continued to develop on the long finish, there was also a slight bitterness that i have come to love when i smoke a Viaje. As the cigar developed it continuously became better and better. As i entered the second third i noticed that it became smoother and smoother with a rich tobacco, as well as earthiness flavors. This smooth, earthy flavor profile continued throughout the finish of the cigar leaving me sad when i had to put it away. The burn on the cigar was absolutely razor sharp with out even a hint that i might need to adjust it.
If you ever have the opportunity to have one, make sure you pick one up. This stick has left me even more anxious for the Viaje event this saturday at Burn Premium Cigars. The release of the “Zombie” as well as another line that Andre is releasing that is being kept secret have caused me to be quite excited. Info about the event and how to get your hands on a new Viaje cigar in the article below: