Viaje Exclusivo Collector’s Edition Humidors Arrive at Retail

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Viaje’s latest Collector’s Edition releases have begun arriving at retail, a pair of 5 x 56 short perfectos in the Exclusivo and Exclusivo Leaded blends, both packed in 40-count humidors.

The Exclusivo blend is one of the company’s more highly regarded lines, a Nicaraguan puro that debuted in 2010 and became known as being the personal blend for company founder Andre Farkas. The Exclusivo Leaded blend, which debuted in 2014, takes the strength up from the original blend by way of the addition of medio tiempo leaves in the filler, a high-priming leaf not found on all tobacco plants.

Each version is offered in a 5 x 56 vitola and comes in wide 40-count humidors, with the cigars stacked in two rows of 20. The Exclusivo version is priced at $474 per humidor, or $11.85 per cigar, while the Exclusivo Leaded version is offered at $500 per box, or $12.50 per cigar.

Both versions were made at the Raíces Cubanas factory in Danlí, Honduras, with 250 humidors produced for each version. Additionally, they were sent to all authorized Viaje retailers.

Additionally, both come bearing the Collector’s Edition secondary band, a designation that indicates this will be the only release of this size and blend combination. With the release of these two cigars, the Collector’s Edition now has eight releases:

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(Update — July 24, 2018) — A representative from Viaje confirmed production details and pricing, which have been added to the story.

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