Viaje Super Shot cigars also look like shotgun shells. Releases tend to be quite small, featuring Rothschilds that are a little over three inches long, with a 50+ ring gauge.
Viaje owner and blender Andre Farkas mentioned that the inspiration for these came from his interest in – no surprise – clay shooting. For those who don’t know, it’s the target shooting activity where a clay disc is launched into the air and then blasted to pieces by the shooter. It really mimics duck hunting and calls to mind a bird that’s just been flushed out of the reeds to get capped so your loyal lab or spaniel can go snag it for you and bring it back.
Nowadays, deer hunting seems to be far more popular, but a good old-fashioned bird hunt is a great way to pass a day and get some very flavorful meat.
Viaje Supershot cigars are not very well described by the maker. Like so many Viaje blends, the details are a secret and we’re welcome to simply light one up and experience it more or less blind. We can say that the overall tendency is for Viajes to be made with Nicaraguan tobacco, so they’re typically high-quality smokes. The company’s reputation for creating good cigars is pretty solid, and the fans don’t seem to mind. In fact, for many, the lack of detail makes things better. You get a surprise in each box and you also get to take on each cigar without any preconceived notions of what it should be.
It’s a Viaje, and that’s pretty much that.
Yearly releases of the Viaje Super Shot cigar line tend to be fairly stable, unlike others that seem to shift quite a bit more from season to season. Past years have seen both Criollo and Corojo wrappers, and the resulting blend does a pretty good job of delivering on the promise of a name like Super Shot. Super Shot cigars are complex and earthy, with notes of dark espresso, tree bark, and grilled meat. It’s just what we would want in a shotgun shell cigar, and we’re really happy to bust one of these out on a barbeque day or any other day having to do with being an unrepentant carnivore. Delicious!
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Viaje Supershot FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
It differs somewhat from year to year, but often a potent and complex earthy profile is the hallmark of Viaje Supershot cigars.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Who is this cigar for?
People who like popping shells.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
It’s short. You’re almost already at the nub, man.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Hearty beers or even red wines. Get a bottle of anyone’s Octoberfest brew and go to town!
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Around hunting, shooting, or grilling activities.
The profile can be a bit “ugly” to some folks we would imagine.