Viaje Cigars will be releasing a 2013 version of its Skull and Bones M?stery cigar. The Skull and Bones M?stery 2013 becomes the ninth batch of the series since it was initially launched in 2010.
As the name indicates, some of the details of the M?stery 2013 are being held back. Viaje president Andre Farkas has not disclosed what the shape and size of the M?stery 2013 will be. He did indicate two things: First as with some of the Skull and Bones that have been released around Halloween, the cigar will contain a glow in the dark band. Secondly, Farkas did note that the M?stery 2013 will contain a maduro wrapper – which was introduced with the Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery and M?stery BP releases in 2012.
For the first time since the M?stery 2010, Farkas is publicly announcing only one size of the M?stery. Back in the February 2013 shipments of Skull and Bones, Farkas announced two size and then quietly shipped a third size called Big Ivan.
The The Skull and Bones M?stery 2013 is shipping with the new Viaje Full Moon and the Viaje WLP Stuffed Turkey 2013.
At a glance, here is what is known thus far about the Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery 2013.
While no blend details were listed, typically Viaje has used San Andres Mexican maduro for its wrappers over Nicaraguan binder and filler for its maduro releases.
As mentioned, Viaje has not announced the front mark for the M?stery 2013
Update 10/27/13 – Viaje has shipped the Skull and Bones M?stery 2013. This appears to be a 5 x 50 sized Robusto. There has been no official announcement of the vitola dimensions.
|Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery 2013
(Photo from Outland Cigars)
Wth the exception the M?stery maduros in the seventh and ninth release cycles, all Skull and Bones have been Nicaraguan puros featuring a criollo wrapper.
First Release Cycle (Spring 2010)
Daisy Cutter: 4 x 54
Second Release Cycle (Fall 2010)
? (Mystery): 5 x 54
Third Release Cycle (Spring 2011)
WMD (Weapon Mass Destruction): 3 3/4 x 54
MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Blast or Mother of all Bombs): 4 1/4 x 54 (Torpedo)
Fourth Release Cycle (Summer 2011)
Little Boy: 4 1/4 x 52 (Double capped)
Fat Man: 4 1/4 x 56 (Double capped)
Fifth Release Cycle (Fall 2011)
Mystery 2011: 4 1/2 x 54 (Short Torpedo)
M?ytery Box Press 2011: 4 1/2 x 54 (Short Torpedo Box-press)
Sixth Release Cycle (Spring 2012)
WMD (Weapon Mass Destruction) 2012: 3 3/4 x 54 (Black and Red Band)
MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Blast or Mother of all Bombs) 2012: 4 1/2 x 54 (Black and White Bands – Short Robusto)
FOAB (Father of all Bombs): 4 1/2 x 56 (Black and White Bands – Short Robusto)
Seventh Release Cycle (Fall 2012) – M?stery
M?stery 2012: 4 1/2 x 54 (A short robusto featuring the San Andres wrapper and a glow in the dark band)
M?stery BP 2012: 4 1/2 x 54 (A short box-press robusto featuring the San Andres wrapper and a black on black band)
M?stery Vintage 2012: 4 1/2 x 54 (The Nicaraguan puro that is an identical short torpedo to the Viaje Skull and Bones Mystery Box-press 2011)
Ninth Release Cycle (Fall 2013)
M?stery 2013: Robusto (Size unconfirmed)