Aging Room Bin No.1
The history of any cigar company can be divided into two phases: 1) the time before a high ranking by Cigar Aficionado and 2) the time after. For Aging Room, the line is clear as day. Founder Rafael Nodal was in the cigar business for about a decade without taking the world by storm with any of his blends. It all changed after the Quattro F55 was named the best cigar available in America by Cigar Aficionado (The #2 cigar of 2013, with the #1 being a Cuba-only Montecristo No. 2). From then on, Aging Room was catapulted into any discussion about the world’s best cigars. The problem is, blenders have to find a way to follow up on that kind of success.
Meet the Aging Room Bin No.1, Nodal’s follow up to the F55.
The name Bin No.1 refers to an area in Tabacalera La Palma that contains aged tobaccos from harvests during the period from 1999 to 2011. Tabacalera La Palma is the factory that produces Aging Room’s blends, and so you can guess where the leaf for this smoke came from. In fact, if they let you in the factory, you could probably find your way right to the correct shelf.
But enough about factory layout. We’ve got a 91-rated smoke to talk about! And even though it didn’t take over the top of the charts, we can’t fault Aging Room for that. It’s incredibly hard to create a best-of smoke even once, let alone twice. In fact, we’d bet the majority of us can barely smoke a decent cigar properly, let alone blend or roll one up. We leave world conquering to the Padrons, Fuentes, and Garcias of the world, and we’ll simply enjoy smokes like the Aging Room Bin No.1 for what they are: premium cigars created by masters of cigar making.
This one features an Ecuador Habano wrapper around Dominican binder and filler. Light it up and kick back to enjoy flavors of red and black pepper, coffee, nuts, and salted caramel on the finish. It’s another stop along the way from a man who’s clearly on the trail of great tobacco.
Please browse our selection of Aging Room Bin No.1 Cigars at your leisure.