Date: December 2018
Author: Inspector Z

A few years ago we noticed a Norwegian cigar brand at the Intertabac trade show, selling private label cigars under the name Amero, Hawk, and Chess. We weren’t impressed with the skills of the blender to be completely honest.

Last year, we ran into the owner of those brands at the trade show. He told us that those brands were discontinued and that he met a new business partner. His new business partner had a golden idea and the right connections, Viking Cigars was born. Made at La Alianza, the factory of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. And this time the cigars did impress us.

Gajane Benelux took on the distribution of the brand and picked the robusto size of all three blends. The blends are:

Viking Viking has a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, grown in the U.S.A. with an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder. The filler comes from Jalapa, Esteli, and Condega in Nicaragua, all Habano tobacco.

Viking Norseman. This cigar stands out because of the shaggy foot below the Connecticut Shade wrapper from Ecuador. The dark Connecticut Broadleaf from the USA is a nice contrast with the lighter wrapper. The filler comes from the Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

Viking Nordic Warrior. This blend is made with Habano from Esteli, Nicaragua as filler and binder. The wrapper is a Sumatra one from Ecuador.

At the Intertabac trade show, a new blend, Valhalla, was announced but since then there has been no news from Viking Cigars.

All blends will be available in robusto only, all for a fixed price of €10,50 each. The size of the cigars is 5×52.

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