The latest edition of the Viaje Super Shot is Super Awesome!
- Origin: Honduras
- Factory: Raices Cubanas
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Criollo
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Size: 10 Gauge (31/2 x 54) & 12 Gauge (31/4 x 52)
- MSRP: around $6.00
The fine gentlemen at Corona Cigar Company in Orlando, FL turned me onto this one Saturday morning as I was browsing around the store looking for something new to smoke. As we walked around the store looking at the recent arrivals and shooting the shit, one of the guys grabbed a 10 Gauge Super Shot and said he hadn’t smoked one but had heard good things. I’ve never smoked anything from the Viaje line but I am always looking for new smokes to try so I picked up a few,intending to smoke one right then and let the others sit in the humidor for awhile. It was early in the morning so I grabbed a cappucino from the Corona bar and sat down to see what was what.
Chop, light with a couple matches and whoa! I didn’t really know what to expect from such a small cigar but it packed a serious punch right from the beginning. The initial pull on this shotgun shell sized smoke produced what I can only describe as a tangy plum taste. A couple more slow pulls and the plum just kept lingering on the tip of my tongue, mixed with a full helping of white pepper. I knew at that point that I was in for an interesting journey…but I didn’t expect what actually happened next.
As I got into the 2nd 3rd of this smoke (doesn’t take long), an unmistakable flavor profile began to present itself…I’m going to tell you now that I began to taste Apple Jacks. Yes, those Apple Jacks…a is for apple, j is for jacks, cinnamon toasty Apple Jacks. The Viaje Super Shot has an earthy, toasted cinnamon and tangy green apple flavor that will make you keep licking your lips and retrohaling so much that you begin to look silly.
This little cigar packs some serious and unique flavors. We highly recommend it if you can still find some and the packaging is bad ass too.
Drew Estate Undercrown Flying Pig (2014 Production). Caution: not your fathers cigar.
- Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: Drew Estate
- Wrapper: San Andres Negro
- Binder: Connecticut River Valley
- Filler: Brazilian & Nicaraguan
- Size: 41/8 X 60
- MSRP: $12
This is an awesome cigar. From the first puff to the final, finger burning pull, this cigar will take you on a flavor journey. Is it spicy, medium or full, earthy, creamy… or whatever…you are going to spend a precious hour of your life trying to pinpoint all the flavors of this unique stick. One thing is for sure, this isn’t a cigar for the beginning smoker. Not because it’s super spicy or a full fledged power bomb, its because you need to be able to put this cigar into perspective to truly appreciate it.
Cigars, like meat, are meant to be paired with fire so I typically don’t bother with a pre-light draw, what’s the point? Sushi, uh no – grouper sandwich, yes please! When you do put some fire on this bad boy, be prepared for an intense “hello” from the very first puff…The Flying Pig is going to let you know that it’s here and that it means business. A spicy earthiness and a ton of smoke are going to smack you in the face and you’re going to look at this little stick with that WTF look on your face…if cigars could talk it would say “Here we go MF’er”.
You will immediately notice the immaculate burn line and snow white ash, an ash that will hold on as long as you want it to. The construction is Perfect. Every time.
I’m hesitant to use these adjectives to describe a cigar but you will indeed experience cocoa, spice, cream and Dr. Pepper. Yes, I daid it, Dr. Pepper…like the traditional pepper flavor from a cigar, only sweeter… sooooo…Dr. Pepper.
That’s it. Just fork over the $12 and take the ride. I’ve rarely met anyone who didn’t enjoy it.