Nearly three years since their last appearance, the Viaje Skull and Bones MOAB, FOAB and Cloudmaker will be making their return to humidors next week.

The MOAB and FOAB are fairly similar cigars, as both are Nicaraguan puros that use a sun grown criollo wrapper. The MOAB, which debuted in 2011, is a 4 1/4 x 54 petit torpedo that gets its name from a United States bomb nicknamed Mother of All Bombs. The FOAB, which gets its name from a Russian bomb nicknamed Father of All Bombs is a bit larger, measuring 4 1/2 x 56.

Rounding out the trio is the Skull and Bones Cloudmaker, a 5 x 60 petit gordo that gets its name from a 1940s era American bomb. Unlike the MOAB and FOAB, its blend has not been disclosed.

All three are released in 25-count boxes with pricing remaining the same as it was for their last release in 2019:

  • Viaje Skull and Bones Cloudmaker (5 x 60) — $10.16
  • Viaje Skull and Bones FOAB (4 1/2 x 56) — $9.52
  • Viaje Skull and Bones MOAB (4 1/4 x 52) — $8.96

Viaje is not disclosing production numbers for this release.

The cigars are still being produced at Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) in Estelí, Nicaragua. They are scheduled to ship to retailers beginning on Feb. 14.

Image via Viaje on Facebook.

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