Viaje has confirmed that its Holiday Blend Christmas Tree will be returning for 2017, as it is scheduled to ship to retailers next week.

‘Tis the season…..

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This year’s version is a Nicaraguan puro made with AGANORSA tobacco, presented in a 4 x 60 short torpedo vitola priced at $9.20 per cigar. The 2017 Christmas Tree is being made at the Raíces Cubanas factory in Honduras, with production capped at 400 boxes of 20 cigars.

The Viaje Holiday Blend line debuted in Dec. 2009, with the Christmas Tree extension added in 2013. Originally designed to be a complementing size to the original, the 4 x 60 short torpedo became the only release for the Holiday Blend that year after production issues forced the company to shelve a 4 1/2 x 56 robusto gordo.

The line has since added the Holiday Blend Candy Cane, a barber pole variant of the blend that appeared in 2012, 2014, and 2015 as an Edición Limitada version in 2016, a designation that indicates that the cigar has had something changed about it from the regular blend, usually the wrapper or other blend component.

The regular Holiday Blend line has also received an Edición Limitada in 2016.

Shortly after this story was published, a representative from Viaje confirmed that this will be the only release for December.


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