Viaje Honey & Hand Grenades Gets Medieval With Falchion
The line of Viaje cigars rolled to look like sharp weapons now has a new size in its arsenal. Brand owner Andre Farkas has shipped a limited-edition version of his Viaje Honey & Hand Grenades blend called the Falchion, named after a type of thin, medieval sword designed to be wielded with one hand. It went out to retailers this week.
Measuring 6 inches by 54 ring gauge, Falchion is made with a round head and a closed, pointed nipple foot intended to resemble the weapon it’s named after. It comes in two versions: Natural and Maduro. Other than the Mexican San Andrés wrapper of the maduro version, all tobaccos were grown in Nicaragua on farms owned by Aganorsa Leaf, the tobacco and cigar company that produces these cigars in Estelí (Honey & Hand Grenades were formerly made in Honduras). According to Farkas, these figurados were aged for one year prior to release.
The all-Nicaraguan Natural version is made with a Corojo wrapper and comes with a suggested retail price of $14.08 per cigar (the Maduro is slightly more at $14.72). Shipping in 25-count cabinets, production is limited to 500 boxes of each version for a total run of 1,000 boxes.
The Honey & Hand Grenades Falchion is part of the company’s Collector’s Edition series where blends are presented in a one-off cigar shape for collectors. Like the other sizes in the core Honey & Hand Grenades line, which debuted in 2012, Falchion adheres to the theme as all sizes are named for a cutting or stabbing implement. Falchion differs, however, with its Corojo wrapper. The original line is made with a Criollo cover leaf.
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