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Quick Smoke: Viaje 5th Anniversary Perfecto

24 Nov 2013

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


Last year was Viaje’s fifth anniversary, and I’ve kept this lightly box-pressed perfecto, created to celebrate that occasion, in my humidor since. The Nicaraguan puro is made at the Raices Cubanas factory just over the Nicaraguan border in Honduras. Many of Viaje’s special releases tend to be flavor-bombs, at the expense of the cigars’ balance. But this smoke is more refined. It’s medium-bodied, with woodiness, hints of pepper, and a slight syrupy sweetness. Construction is good, although you’ll need to clip a decent amount off the head to get a good draw. This cigar has been sold out for a year, but if you happen to come across one, pick it up.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Viaje 5th Anniversary Perfecto”

  1. Cdj Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    I know where to get some of these….email me if you want a few more. In fact, there are quite a few "vintage" Viaje I can get my hands on.

  2. Boris Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Thanks for the recommendation

    Cutis Perfecto