Size: 3 1/2 x 54
Production: 300 Boxes of 25 Cigars; 7,500 Total Cigars
Price Range: $6.40 per cigar; $185.00 for a Box of 25
The Super Shot line of Viaje cigars was dreamed up by Andre Farkas while clay shooting and of course enjoying some cigars. The only problem with tying to enjoy both clay shooting and a cigar at the same time was that the cigars were not short enough to smoke during the breaks between rounds of shooting and so went out when during the rounds.
“I recently took up clay shooting and I noticed something… The cigars I brought weren’t short enough to enjoy between rounds. I’d start smoking and before it was finished it was my time to shoot again, so the smoke kept going out… But it isn’t just for a day out shooting clay. It’s designed to be smoked when time is a factor or while doing any sort of work.” – Andre Farkas speaking with Cigar Aficionado
Andre decided to fix this problem by creating a cigar short enough to smoke between rounds and dubbed his creation the Super Shot. The Viaje Super Shot is available in two sizes the 3 1/2″ by 54 ring gauge “10 Gauge” and the 3 1/4″ by 52 ring gauge “12 Gauge”. These names and sizes are aptly themed for the clay shooting and and shot gun shell theme. Topping off the this theme is the card board box these cigar are packaged in. The box is very similar to the size of an actual shot gun shell box and is styled in the vintage style of past shot gun shell boxes (See Below).
The Look: The Viaje Super Shot 10 Gauge is a nub sized cigar measuring 3 ½ inches by 54 ring gauge with a dark brown slightly gold toned wrapper. The wrapper extends almost over the entirety of the foot which adds to the look of the Viaje Super Shot 10 Gauge being a shot gun shell. Also adding to the look of this cigar being a shot gun shell are the veins which heavily covers the wrapper and to a smaller extent the small raised bumps which also cover the wrapper add texture to the cigar like the grooves of the plastic exterior of a shot gun shell. Finally the pack of the Viaje Super Shot 10 Gauge is firm with hardly any give.
The Start: The foot of the Viaje Super Shot 10 Gauge had an aroma of dark country liquorish and the wrapper also had an aroma of dark country liquorish. The pre-light draw had spiciness and had some earthiness to it. The initial draw had showed to have heavy spice, lots of power, and pleasantly bitter dark chocolate.