Earlier today, invoices from Viaje Cigar Co. began showing up at retailers, an indication that the company’s latest shipment will soon be on its way.

Included in the November schedule is Stuffed Turkey and a new cigar named Farmer Bill Hatchet. Viaje owner Andre Farkas told halfwheel at the 2014 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show that there would be two major changes to his November shipment for this year: the aforementioned new cigar and that Stuffed Turkey had “graduated” from the White Label Project (WLP) program.

Viaje Stuffed Turkey  2014

Originally released in November 2011 after a conversation with Jerry Cruz and Brian Hewitt of Stogie Review, Stuffed Turkey was created as a Thanksgiving themed release. In 2012, Viaje added a maduro version of the cigar, known as Dark Meat, making the original version White Meat.

Both versions will return this year in the same 5 x 58 size used last year. The major change regarding the “graduation” will come in the form of packaging. Stuffed Turkey now comes in boxes and will feature its own bands. The White Meat uses a Nicaraguan criollo wrapper over Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from AGANORSA, while the Dark Meat uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over the AGANORSA fillers.

Stuffed Turkey is priced at $10 per cigar or $250 per box.  

Viaje Farmer Bill Hatchet

Farmer Bill Hatchet is an accompanying release for Stuffed Turkey. The narrative goes that you need some way to get the Stuffed Turkey to your table, that’s where Farmer Bill comes in. As for the cigar, it’s a 7 x 52 box-pressed vitola that uses Nicaraguan criollo wrapper from AGANORSA over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers.

Pricing is set at $11.40 per cigar or $114 per box.

Viaje did not return an email seeking clarification on production numbers or where each individual cigar is made. Emails sent to retailers indicate that Farmer Bill Hatchet will not be going to every Viaje account.

(Images via Facebook.com/Viaje)

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.