Before the Aging Room Quattro F55 came out, Rafael Nodal was known in the Florida cigar industry, but not much beyond that. He had consulted for a brand, done some online distribution, and had not yet made a reputation for himself. His collaborations were becoming more successful, especially with Jochi Blanco of Tabacalera la Palma. That elusive smoke that would spark a fire in the fandom, however, still hadn’t been found.
It was waiting overseas.
Nodal was visiting a German cigar company and they showed him to an aging room (sound familiar?) that had a good quantity of Sumatra-grown Sumatran tobacco, which was a rarity. Most Sumatra leaf is cultivated in Ecuador, and it’s delicious. This, though, was the real deal, not only farmed in Indonesian soil, but significantly aged for years to produce an outstandingly smooth and rich flavor. The cigar Nodal made with that tobacco earned the Number 2 Cigar of the Year designation from Cigar Aficionado in 2013, and since the number 1 cigar that year was a Cubano that you couldn’t get in America, the F55 was one of the very best cigars available in the states that year.
Nodal and Aging Room had fully arrived.
In this incarnation, the Aging Room Quattro F55 gets a sultry, dark Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper to create a flavor profile focused on milk chocolate, earth, black pepper, and oak. This cigar is also pressed to produce a slower burn and more even flavor development. It’s the same interior blend, but made to suit those who wanted darker flavors and more spice. If you puffed on the F55 and thought it might make in interesting smoke with a darker wrapper, this one’s for you.
Please browse our selection of Aging Room Quattro F55 Maduro Cigars at your leisure.