Viaje Holiday Blend 2013
(Photo Andre Farkas Facebook)

For the fifth consecutive year, Viaje Cigars will release an installment of its Holiday Blend series – the Viaje Holiday Blend 2013.   This cigar is typically a Nicaraguan puro that features a criollo wrapper.  For the 2013 Holiday Blend, the size will be a 4 1/2 x 56 robusto.  Information on this release was made via Viaje President Andre Farkas’ Facebook page.

The 4 1/2 x 56 continues a late year trend by Viaje toward larger ring gauges.  The Viaje Full Moon and Viaje WLP Stuffed Turkey 2013 releases have all been skewed toward larger ring gauges.

Last year, Viaje released the Viaje Holiday Blend 2012.  In addition to that blend, a special barber pole cigar called the Viaje Holiday Blend 2012 Candy Cane.  Back on our 10/19/13 Cigar Week Wrap, we reported that Farkas said there would not be 2013 Candy Cane, but something else would be in store instead of the Candy Cane. There were no additional details on what this other release is, but Farkas confirmed in his most recent Facebook post that something else is in the works for shipment with the Holiday Blend 2013.

At a glance, here is a look at the Holiday Blend 2013:

Blend Profile

Traditionally, the blend of the Holiday Blend has been a Nicaraguan puro with a Criollo wrapper.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Criollo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

As mentioned Viaje Holiday Blend 2013 blend is available in one vitola, a 4 1/2 x 56 robusto.  We include the history of this line for completeness.

Holiday Blend 2009
Robusto: 5 x 54

Holiday Blend 2010
Short Torpedo: 5 x 54
Petit Robusto: 4 x 54

Holiday Blend 2011
Torpedo: 5 1/4 x 54
Petit Robusto: 4 1/4 x 54

Holiday Blend 2012
Robusto: 4 3/4 x 54
Candy Cane (*): 6 x 54 
* Different blend with wrappers arranged in “barber pole” fashion.

Holiday Blend 2013
Robusto: 4 1/2 x 56