The Viaje Birthday Blend is returning for 2017. This will mark the second year the Birthday Blend has been released. The 2017 edition is expected to arrive at Viaje authorized retailers later this month.

This year’s Viaje Birthday Blend will feature a Criollo ’98 wrapper. This is a change from the 2016 release which featured a San Andres Maduro wrapper. The Birthday Blend once again returns in a 6 x 52 belicoso format. The 2017 will be packaged in 25-count boxes – with each bundle in the box individually gift wrapped.

The Birthday Blend draws its inspiration from Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon, which is an annual release to commemorate Old Forester founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday. Since 2002, it has been an annual limited release by the bourbon company. Viaje Cigars’ founder Andree Farkas decided to come up with a similar concept to commemorate his own birthday and thus the Viaje Birthday Blend was born.

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