The Viaje Skull and Bones Ten Ton Tess Collector’s Edition were introduced at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show. The cigars are an installment of its Skull and Bones series. The name “Ten Ton Tess” is the 13th release of Skull and Bones.
Size: 6” X 54
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: U.S., Brazil, and the Dominican Republic
Price: Approximately $16.00
Ten Ton Tess is the nickname for an Earthquake / Seismic bomb used by Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II. This cigar is the third installment of the Viaje Collector’s Edition.
Rolled at Abe Flores’ PDR Cigars factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. The Viaje Skull and Bones series is packaged in 1 of 3 different jars. There are a black jar and a white jar with a silver Skull and Bones logo. This is a limited edition that will be only 500 of each color jar with each containing 19 cigars. Then even more limited is the undisclosed blend. This is distinguished by having gold Skull and Bones’ logos on a black jar with only 100 jars of 19 cigars are to be produced of this blend.
Construction & Notes
Satin sheen, toothy, thick wrapper.
Very firmly rolled
Cold draw – very firm draw, dried fruit (date, raisin, sweetness)
1st – starts out with a complex mix of flavors, apricot, graham cracker, chocolate, raisin)
Medium body, light-medium flavor, short finish
The cigar does not progress very well. It is a smooth smoke, but the flavor is very light. I wonder how this cigar would smoke in a couple of years as strength tends lessen in strength as the tobacco ages.