Today we’re looking at what has now become a yearly holiday release for Viaje – the White Label Project St. Patrick’s Day Candela. First released in 2011, Viaje rolled this bright green Candela wrapped cigar calling it a test blend and placing it under the experimental Viaje line, the White Label Project. Though it was a test blend, it was released in March coinciding with the notoriously green holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. Since then, the 2012 and 2013 versions continue to be released under the White Label Project line though they are now annual holiday releases.
The original release was a 5 x 50 Robusto which has grown in the subsequent releases to be a 5 x 52 Robusto. Likewise, the production has increased each year, having started at 100 bundles of 25, with the following two releases growing to 150 and 175 respectively. Here is a picture of all three St. Patrick’s Day releases so far: