A pair of limited edition cigars from Viaje are on their way to retailers, one of which is a new extension to the company’s Craft Series, the other is the latest installment of a line extension that debuted four years ago.

For the Love of the Leaf is a 6 x 52 toro that uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper with Nicaraguan binders and fillers, with production handled by Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA), the factory owned and operated by AGANORSA Leaf in Esteli, Nicaragua. Production is limited to 1,000 boxes of 10 cigars, with pricing set at $11 per cigar and $110 per box.

It is the second release of Viaje’s Craft Series, which the company describes as a multi-factory, ongoing journey into tobacco that gets its inspiration from the craft beer industry. The first release was, Bales on Bales, a 6 x 52 toro that was released in May 2018.

The Zombie Antidote is also on its way to stores, having debuted in 2014 and a fairly consistent release in the subsequent years. The same specifics from previous years apply this year, making it a 6 1/4 x 44 lonsdale with a torpedo-style foot the comes priced at $8.92 per cigar, or $214.08 for a plastic jar of 24 cigars. It is produced at Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L. in Honduras, and while not confirmed by the company, it is expected to be limited to 500 jars as in years past.

Last year, a Collector’s Edition version of the Zombie Antidote was released, a one-time offering of a specific size in a specific blend.

Patrick Lagreid

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