Andre Farkas had mentioned the idea of a cigar called Thanksgiving Leftovers on social media just over two months ago, and this week it has become a reality as a single store exclusive for Winston’s Humidor in Midlothian, Va.
The cigar is being released as part of Viaje’s White Label Project, which has become an umbrella for one-off releases that aren’t part of the company’s annual releases. It’s a fitting home for Thanksgiving Leftovers, as the company’s Stuffed Turkey line began as a White Label Project release before graduating to an annual production in 2014 that has since spawned Light Meat and Dark Meat versions as well as the Farmer Bill Hatchet cigar.
Thanksgiving Leftovers is a 5 x 52 robusto that uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper. 60 boxes of 25 cigars have been produced, a total run of 1,500 cigars. Winston’s currently has the cigars for sale via its website, priced at $9.95 per stick and $248.95.
Viaje declined to comment about the cigar’s binder and filler, as well as the factory producing the cigar.