Back in 2014, Viaje Cigars took its Viaje Exclusivo blend and added some high priming medio tiempo tobacco to it, creating a new bolder spin on the Exclusivo called Viaje Exclusivo Leaded. Now Viaje is doing the same to its Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua blend – incorporating the medio tiempo to create Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua Leaded. This is a small batch production of four sizes that will hit retailer shelves in early December.
Late in 2016, Viaje Cigars introduced an offshoot to its Viaje Exclusivo line known as the Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua. Like, the original Viaje Exclusivo, Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua is a Nicaraguan puro. While the original Viaje Exclusivo is a blend that is produced out of Honduras at Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.L. (i.e Raices Cubanas), the Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua is a cigar made in Nicaragua at Tabacos Valle de Jalapa SA (Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory). Exclusivo Nicaragua is also described as a different blend that is produced in small quantities.
Medio Tiempo is one of the highest priming leaves and 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.
There are four sizes of the Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua Leaded: Robusto, Double R, Toro, and Corona Gorda. The Corona Gorda is being branded as an “EDICION LIMITADA”. Each of the four sizes is presented in 25-count cabinet boxes.
At a glance, here is a look at the Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua Leaded:
Blend and Origin
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa SA (TABSA)
Robusto: 5 x 52
Double R: 5 1/2 x 54
Toro: 6 x 50
Corona Gorda:5 5/8 x 46
Photo Credit: Viaje Cigars