Almost every year since 2016, Viaje has released their Birthday Blend to celebrate the company's owner and founder, Andre Farkas - something I don't recall seeing any other cigar brand do.
This year, Viaje Birthday Blend was released in two different versions - the "regular" version (which is the one I smoked and the one you see pictured) which uses a Criollo '98 wrapper, and the Gold version which uses a Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper, while both blends utilize the same Nicaraguan binder and blend of Nicaraguan fillers.
My experience with the "regular" Birthday Blend was nothing short of phenomenal. Medium to full-bodied and full of notes of cedar, graham crackers, and roasted cashews, with a particularly sweet and spicy finish. Whether you want to smoke this blend on Andre Farkas' birthday, your own birthday, or anyone's birthday for that matter, I am sure you will be impressed.