There are some new releases from Viaje on their way to stores, as the company has begun shipping a new version of its Farmer Bill Hatchet line as well as the latest installments of the Late Harvest and Late Harvest Hang Time lines.

The Farmer Bill Hatchet Holiday Edition is a 6 x 54 toro that has a distinct blend from the original Farmer Bill Hatchet that debuted in 2014 and the Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet that was released in 2016. Unfortunately, the company has not yet disclosed what that blend is. It is offered in 25-count bundles that come wrapped in one of four holiday prints. Bundles have an MSRP of $330, while individual cigars are priced at $13.20.

Viaje’s Late Harvest and Late Harvest Hang Time are both returning after an extended hiatus from store shelves. Both versions of the Late Harvest blend comes mostly from the higher primings of tobacco plants, with the Late Harvest Hang Time the stronger of the two blends. Both cigars are noted for their distinct strength, so much so that Viaje warns that the line is blended for “seasoned cigar enthusiasts” and that the line is not for the faint of heart.

The Viaje Late Harvest line debuted in 2011 and was joined by Late Harvest Hang Time in 2013, with both blends Nicaraguan puros and Hang Time using a higher priming of wrapper leaf than the original to give it a fuller profile. The company has not yet disclosed any information about the blends for this most recent release, which is the first release since 2013.

Both versions return in the same two sizes as previous years, a 5 x 50 robusto called LH 550 and 6 x 48 grand corona called LH 648. Both sizes of the Late Harvest are priced at $310 for a box of 35 cigars, which works out to about $8.86 per cigar, while the Late Harvest Hang Time are priced at $316 for a box of 35, or $9.03 per cigar.

Shipping of the three cigars began on Monday.

Patrick Lagreid

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