Viaje Announces Farmhand Andre, Wilshire and La Jolla

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Viaje Cigar Co. announced a pair of new cigars yesterday, Farmhand Andre, a new addition to the company’s Thanksgiving collection of cigars, and Wilshire and La Jolla, which joins the company’s Craft Series.

Farmhand Andre is a 7 x 52 Churchill, the same size as the Farmer Bill Hatchet, which debuted in 2014. As the story goes, Farmhand Andre helps Farmer Bill Hatchet, the man responsible for the turkeys that make up the company’s Thanksgiving-themed cigar line, Stuffed Turkey, which debuted as a single release in 2011 but now comes in two variants, Dark Meat and White Meat. The bands appear to feature Andre Farkas, Viaje’s owner.

Farmer Bill Hatchet has also had its own offshoot, the Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet, which debuted in 2016 and merged the Thanksgiving cigar with the company’s well-known Zombie series.

Via an Instagram comment, the company said that the cigar will begin shipping on Nov. 11.

Wilshire and La Jolla is Nicaraguan puro that comes in a 6 x 54 toro vitola, with production handled by Raíces Cubanas in Danlí, Honduras. The Viaje Craft Series debuted in April 2018 with Bales on Bales, and draws its inspiration from the craft beer industry.

The company has not announced pricing or production numbers for either cigar, and an email sent to the company has not yet been returned.

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