Viaje Releasing Circa ’45 Reserva in February

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Viaje is releasing a new version of its Circa ’45 line next month, announcing the upcoming release of the Circa ’45 Limited Edition Reserva today.

The blend has been changed to use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper instead of a Nicaraguan leaf, while the Nicaraguan binder and filler that come from AGANORSA Leaf have been modified from the original to better work with the wrapper.

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It is being released in three sizes:

  • Viaje Circa ’45 Reserva No. 1 (5 x 52) — $12 (Box of 25, $300)
  • Viaje Circa ’45 Reserva No. 2 (6 x 54) — $12.80 (Box of 25, $320)
  • Viaje Circa ’45 Reserva No. 3 (5 1/2 x 58) — $13.60 (Box of 25, $340)

Each of the three sizes is being limited to 300 boxes, which are being produced at AGANORSA Leaf’s Tabacalera Valle de Jalapa S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. It is slated to be on shelves by Feb. 15.

The Circa ’45 line dates back to 2016 when it was introduced as a new and exclusive line for Europe at the Inter-tabac trade show. However, less than a year later it began showing up on the shelves of some U.S. retailers. In December 2017, the company released the Viaje Circa ’45 Maduro to U.S. retailers, and then in March 2020, the company updated the packaging for the Circa ’45 for another U.S. release.

Viaje made the announcement via Cigar Aficionado.

Update — Shortly after this story was published, a spokesperson for Viaje confirmed the accuracy of the report. Also, an earlier version of this story referred to the cigar as the Viaje Circa ’45 Limited Edition Reserva; the name has been updated to remove the Limited Edition to match how the company refers to it.

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