On Wednesday afternoon, Andre Farkas showed off the all-white band of his new Viaje 5th Anniversary cigar via the Viaje Facebook page. No details on the blend or pricing were released in the post, which just said “IPCPR 2012.”

The band has an embossed look that features the Viaje leaves logo on the sides, with ‘VIAJE CIGAR CO.’ arcing over the top of a large ‘5th’ mark, with the word “ANNIVERSARY” in a banner crossing the middle of the band. ‘EST. 2002’ is placed in smaller letters and numbers under that, with an arcing ‘2007 – 2012’ on the bottom of the band.


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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.