Viaje 50/50 No. 1

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.

Andre Farkas interview at Stogie Review about the Viaje 50/50

Is the cigar a truly unique concept or is it just a gimmick? Watch the video and find out.

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Nice review on the Viaje 50/50! ARRR!!!!

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Nice review. I wish it would go from mild to medium for the transition as I think that would let the flavors develop a bit better rather than smacking you in the face with the full body. I will have to give one a try, just because it sounds so neat :)

Mike

Cool concept. Nice review!

Awesome review Ben, I’m with you on the first half, but I have to disagree about the second half. I would buy hundreds of boxes of the first half if they made that into a blend, but as soon as it hits to the second half, it just goes south for me, and I have to put the stick down. It goes from such an awesome smoke to a not so good one. But I think they did what they set out to do, create a cigar that changes dramatically from one part to the next.

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