For the past three years, Viaje has produced a small batch release called the Viaje Birthday Blend to pay tribute to company founder Andre Farkas‘ birthday. These releases have been a part of Viaje’s White Label Project (WLP). For 2019, the Birthday Blend returns, but this time it has graduated out of the WLP series into its own line. The cigar is shipping this month.

The Viaje Birthday Blend 2019 release keeps the 6 x 52 Belicoso format seen the previous three years. As for the blend, Viaje hasn’t disclosed specifics at this time. Previous iterations have included a Criollo ’98 or a San Andres wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler. The Birthday Blend 2019 will be packaged in 38-count boxes. Other than the box, the company has not disclosed other details on the packaging elements.

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.

Like most Viaje Cigars, the Viaje Birthday Blend is a small batch release. The company has reported it has sold out its allocation to its retailers.

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