Viaje is a boutique brand of cigars that I’ve really fallen in love with over the past year. During my recent trip to New Orleans for IPCPR, I visited Crescent City Cigars in the French Quarter and talked to Armando, the owner, about one of his favorite cigars, the Viaje Platino lancero, which he gave me to try. I immediately fell in love with it and the love affair with Viaje began. With the announcement of a release of a new cigar coming out from them from IPCPR, I knew I had to get some. Two of my friend in my local police department, Heath Morris and Tom Spicer, went back a few weekends later (we live very close to New Orleans) and they picked me up a sampler of 50/50 from Crescent City. This is the cigar I’m smoking for the review. Its quite a unique concept for a cigar. They cigar is actually two different cigars in one. The first part of the cigar is supposed to smoke with rich flavor and medium body while somewhere in the middle, abruptly, it changes to a bold, full body cigar. The guys at Stogie Review interviewed Andre Farkas (which I mistakenly call Andrew in the video) who talks about the design process of the 50/50.
Is the cigar a truly unique concept or is it just a gimmick? Watch the video and find out.