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If you are into Limited Editions / Limited Releases, don’t look any further. Viaje goes above and beyond to satisfy that hunger. There are weeks / months were Viaje is releasing a ‘new’ extension, so to stay on top of the game, one has to have a healthy budget as well as be plugged into the social media 24/7. This week we are sacrificing short smoke appropriately called Viaje Exclusivo Shorts. Living in the North East, I’m always looking for relatively short ~30-45min stogie which I can enjoy during cold season. Despite ‘Exclusivo’ identifier and limited count of 100 boxes of 50 cigars, I was able to identify 2-3 shops that were willing to ship. Perhaps not so limited after all.

Construction of the cigar was visually pleasing, including ‘fancy’ pigtail. Couple visible veins with otherwise well blended seams. One of my pet-peeves in the cigar is lack of smoke but in case of Viaje Exclusivo Shorts, this is a non-issue. On the second / third puff, this short stogie was producing an enormous ‘creamy’ cloud. Although the burn line was razor sharp, the ash itself had that ‘alligator’ looking finish. No negative impact on the flavor which started with noticeable amount of spice / pepper. The experience was a roller-coaster with spice in one puff and sweetness / coffee in another. In between, I was able to extract woody / nutty taste which lingered in the background. Overall, excellent stick which I will definitely add to my rotation. However, there is one BUT. Price !!! I don’t mind paying for a good stick which delivers enjoyable and relatively lengthy experience. In case of Viaje Exclusivo Shorts, the former is acceptable, the latter – not. Too pricey for the size.

Viaje Exclusivo Shorts was purchased from Ruben’s Smoke Stack.

Country of Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Length: 4.25″
Ring: 42

Construction > Great
Burn > Great
Enjoy > Yes
Recommend > Yes
Buy > Yes

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