Viaje Adds Phat Jalapeño and Buckshot Shotgun Shells

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The latest shipment to Viaje retailers will have a pair of new cigars for familiar lines, along with the return of a line that has become a staple release for the company.

This week the company announced the Phat Jalapeño, the latest cigar for its series named after peppers. The company has declined to talk about the release, but comments left on an Instagram post indicate that it is a robusto gordo measuring 5 3/16 x 55 and will be shipping to retailers the week of Feb. 10.

Also new is the Buckshot, an addition to the company’s Shotgun Shells line. The company has declined to discuss this as well, but comments left by the company indicate it will be available in two sizes; the 12 Gauge, measuring 3 1/4 x 52, and the 10 Gauge, measuring 3 1/2 x 54. Additionally, the Buckshot is wrapped with a Mexican San Andres maduro leaf, whereas the original Super Shot is a Nicaraguan puro.

Rounding out the shipment is another batch of Viaje Super Shot Shotgun Shells, which also comes in the 10 Gauge and 12 Gauge sizes, and which debuted in 2012.

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