Viaje Cigars is releasing a new size of its Exclusivo Leaded blend. The company has begun shipping the Viaje Exclusivo Leaded Double Edged Sword – a 5 3/4 x 52 perfecto. This marks the second size to use the Exclusivo Leaded blend.
Viaje’s Exclusivo blend started out as a personal blend for Andre Farkas. Eventually Farkas would release the blend to consumers in small batches in various sizes. Last year, four sizes of the Exclusivo were made regular production. In 2014, special small batch offshoot known of the as the Viaje Exclusivo Leaded was released in a 5 x 52 Robusto size.. The Exclusivo Leaded differs from the base Exclusivo line in that it incorporates medio tiempo tobacco into the blend. Medio Tiempo is one of the highest priming leafs that only grows on a small percentage of tobacco plants – so releases incorporating this tobacco are often quite limited. Medio tiempo is known to provide strength, body, and flavor. Last year, a second batch of the Exclusive Leaded Robusto would hit the market.
Meanwhile the Double Edged Sword was previously a small batch released back in 2010 on the base Viaje Exclusivo blend (there was a Double Edged Sword II in 2013, but that was a different size).
As for the blend, the Viaje Exclusivo Leaded is a Nicaraguan puro that incorporates the medio tiempo into the filler. The cigars are packaged in 25 count cabinet boxes. Viaje is expected to ship the cigars before the end of the month.
At a glance, here is a look at the Viaje Exclusivo Leaded Double Edged Sword:
Country of Origin: Not Disclosed
As mentioned, the Viaje Exclusivo Leaded Double Edged Sword is the second vitola released with the Leaded blend. Both cigars were small batch releases.
Double Edged Sword: 5 3/4 x 52 (Perfecto)
Robusto: 5 x 52
Photo Credit: Viaje Cigars