The Viaje Shotgun Shells line will be returning to store shelves this month, as the company is releasing a new batch of both the Super Shot and Buckshot.

The Super Shot’s blend features a Nicaraguan criollo wrapper, while the Buckshot uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, with a Nicaraguan binder and filler underneath both wrapper options. Both versions are offered in two vitolas, the 10 Gauge, which measures 3 1/2 x 54, and the 12 Gauge, which measures 3 1/4 x 52. As in previous releases, each box contains 25 cigars.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Viaje Supershot 10 Gauge (3 1/2 x 54) — $7.60 (Box of 25, $190)
  • Viaje Supershot 12 Gauge (3 1/4 x 52) — $7.20 (Box of 25, $180)
  • Viaje Supershot Buckshot 10 Gauge (3 1/2 x 54) — $8 (Box of 25, $200)
  • Viaje Supershot Buckshot 12 Gauge (3 1/4 x 52) — $7.60 (Box of 25, $190)

The Super Shot line was first released in early 2012, drawing inspiration from clay shooting, a sport that Viaje founder Andre Farkas had taken up at the time. He found himself getting frustrated with not having a cigar short enough to smoke between rounds, so he created the line with its two short robusto vitolas, packaging them in boxes designed to look like the ones in which actual shotgun shells are packaged. The company added the Buckshot to the Shotgun Shells line in 2021.

The cigars will begin shipping next Monday, Jan. 23.

Update (Jan. 24, 2023) — MSRPs added.

Images via Viaje Cigar Co.

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