Viaje Cigar Co. will be wrapping up the year with the release of the 2019 Holiday Blend and a trio of new Skull and Bones releases that were announced today.

Not much has been said about the cigars, other than that they are named Johnny Blaze, Ghost Rider and Mephisto. The bundle packaging of the three cigars all bears the number 56, which would appear to be a nod to the ring gauge. It also appears that two of the cigars—Johnny Blaze and Ghost Rider—wear the white Skull and Bones band, which would make it a Nicaraguan puro with a criollo wrapper.

The Mephisto appears to wear the same silver logo that was first used Viaje Skull and Bones Ten Ton Tess Black/White release from 2018, which used a A blend of Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Dominican binder and fillers from Brazil, the Dominican Republic and the United States.

An email sent to the company seeking additional information about the cigars has not been returned.

Update (Dec. 7, 2019) — The cigars are being made at the AGANORSA Leaf factory in Nicaragua.

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