A trio of Viajes will begin heading to stores next week.
One is completely new, Omakase. It refers to the Japanese style of multi-course eating, but with the chef choosing the food for the customer. In recent years, the trend has become more popular in the U.S. with upscale Japanese restaurants, particularly as a way of eating sushi.
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OMAKASE – Once again drawing upon inspiration from Andre's travels to Japan, we present Omakase. Omakase is the Japanese tradition of letting a chef choose your order. The word means "I will leave it to you." No questions, no preconceived notions, no factory info. Just cut, light and enjoy.
Viaje is declining to talk any details about the cigar as part of the theme of the release.[ref]Some sushi chefs will purposely not tell their customers what they are being served in order to avoid any preconceived notions about the food, though that’s not specifically traditional.[/ref]
Returning is the Viaje Stuffed Turkey. It’s said to be the same as the last release, which was in 2015.
There are two versions of Stuffed Turkey, both 5 x 58. White Meat uses a Nicaraguan criollo 98 wrapper, while Dark Meat uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper. Both cigars use Nicaraguan fillers.
One difference is that this version is box-pressed. Production for Stuffed Turkey was done at Raíces Cubanas in Honduras.
Boxes for this release show an Edición Limitada sticker, a first for the line.
Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet remains the same as the 2016 release. That cigar was a 5 1/4 x 54 robusto extra that shipped in boxes of 30.
Patrick Lagreid contributed to this story.