Viaje Cigars will be a part of Westside Humidor’s line of exclusive shop exclusives for their 5th Anniversary.  While Westside Humidor already has an annual shop exclusive called the Viaje Platino Five Fifty-Eight, the Viaje Platino Mr. White will be a modified version of that vitola, but without the usual covered footer. The cigar will be officially released at the Wichita Kansas-based retailer’s 5th Anniversary celebration on Novermber 1st.

In an email to Cigar Coop, Westside Humidor General Manager Gorden Crippen explained the Mr. White and how it differs from the Five Fifty-Eight: “Mr. White is our annual store exclusive release from Viaje.  it’s 5×58 in the Platino Blend, the largest size our good friend Andre Farkas makes in the Platino blend.  This year, in order to differentiate it from other years, we have had the factory roll it without the usual covered foot.  These cigars have been aging for almost 7 months, and are ready to smoke today.  Due to the open foot, we have found that it smokes a little bit brighter than our other releases of the 558.”

The suggested retail price of the Viaje Platino Mr. White is $10.55

Mr. White is one of six shop exclusive cigars being made for Westside Humidor’s 5th Anniversary. The name Mr. White is a tribute to Harvey Keitel’s character of “Mr. White” in the motion picture “Reservoir Dogs”. Mr. White is one of six main characters (Mr. Blonde, Mr. Brown, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange and Mr. White). In regards to the characters Crippen commented, “It all kind of fell into place that there were 5 main characters to go with our 5 year anniversary.  In the movie, the sixth guy (Mr. Blue) is killed off right after the credits, and so we decided the 6th guy for us would be that ‘one to grow on’.”

A sampler pack called “The Heist” (the theme of the movie is a botched Diamond Heist) contains one of each of the cigars.  The Heist will come in 100 individually numbered sampler packs and carry a suggested retail price of $59.99.  The six cigars include:

Mr. Blonde – A special event cigar for the shop by La Flor Dominicana
Mr. Blue – Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition Petite Lancero (first release)
Mr. Brown – Paul Stulac Red Screaming Sun Lancero
Mr. Pink – 262 Paradigm Lonsdale
Mr. White – Viaje Platino 5 x 58
Mr. Orange – Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro – Box-pressed torpedo

At a glance, we take a look at the Viaje Platino line:

Blend Profile

The Viaje Platino line is an all Nicaraguan line featuring a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper.

Wrapper: Nicaragua Corojo 99
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua 

Vitolas Available

Mr. White becomes the 11th vitola released overall in the Platino blend.  There is a modified Platino blend called Platino Reserva that is not included on this list.

Mr. White: 5 x 58 (Exclusive Westside Humidor, 5th Anniversary – Open Foot)
558: 5 x 58 (Annual Release to Westside Humidor – Closed Foot)
El Gallito: 4 7/8 x 51 (Exclusive to Cigar International)
Chiva: 5 x 52
Fino: 5 3/4 x 44
Samurai: 6 x 48 (Exclusive to Burn / Tobacco Grove)
Belicoso: 6 x 52
Sueno: 6 x 54
Lancero (Original): 7 1/2 x 38
Lancero (Trifecta): 7 1/2 x 40
Jefe: 7 x 50