Last month, Viaje Cigars announced information on a new series that will be released annually staring in 2014. Named the Viaje Collaboration, the basic idea is to work with a different company in the cigar industry to produce a special cigar each year. It’s a series that would mimic much of what has gone in the craft beer world, where breweries often work together to create a single beer. Viaje owner Andre Farkas told halfwheel that his plan for Viaje Collaboration could extend beyond simply partnering with different manufacturers, but might also include retailers.
For its first release, Viaje chose Casa Fernández. It was not a particularly surprising one given Casa Fernández shares ownership with AGANORSA, the Nicaraguan growing operation who has provided much of the tobacco used in Viaje over the years.