Aging Room Quattro Original
Then it was called the Aging Room Quattro F55, now it’s known as the Aging Room Quattro Original cigar.
Boutique Blends founder Rafael Nodal – not to be confused with tennis master Rafael Nadal – never wanted to create the next big brand. When he decided to launch Aging Room, he didn't partner with any major brands or build his own factory with the intention of creating a new cigar empire. Instead, he turned to the Tabacalera Palma, which produces cigars for various international brands including Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo, but up until that point only sold cigars under their own name within its native Dominican Republic. Following the success of Aging Room, Boutique Blends has become part of the massive Altadis brand, and Tabacalera Palma achieved worldwide fame with its La Galera brand. But back in 2012, neither company was part of the mainstream cigar world.
This was just what Nodal wanted. His mission was to use his freedom as an independent blender to create groundbreaking small-batch cigars. Tabacalera Palma was the perfect partner for this endeavor because they produced a wide range of remarkable tobaccos which allowed him to experiment and create unique blends with the craftsmanship that his ambition demanded. Their Dominican long-fillers and binder give the Aging Room cigars their mellow, complex backbone.
But Nodal wasn't going to stop with Tabacalera Palma's wonderful tobaccos. He embarked on a worldwide quest for the perfect wrappers to adorn his debut cigars. This led him to the aging room of a German cigar company, where he discovered rare Sumatra leaves from the actual Indonesian island of Sumatra which had been left there to mature since 2003. While Sumatra-seed tobaccos are a mainstay of the tobacco industry, genuine Sumatra leaves are just about unheard of in the craft cigar world. As soon as Nodal saw these wrappers, he knew that he struck gold. And cigar enthusiasts around the world could not agree more.
The super-aged Sumatra wrapper is what makes the Aging Room Quattro Original cigar such a luxurious, unique cigar. Ten years of aging have allowed the flavors to become full-bodied but immensely smooth. The Quattro Original even looks and feels like a one-of-kind super-premium cigar. The box-pressed Churchill is reassuringly firm and the wrapper's smooth, blemish-free luster stands out as soon as you pick one of these masterpieces up.
But the party really starts when you snip the cap and light one of the beauties up. The draw is just right, allowing you to instantly produce plumes of thick, creamy smoke that is immensely aromatic thanks to the Sumatra wrapper. It starts off with a heady combination of cedar and peppery spice which only gets better as the spice recedes and refined notes of espresso and cream come into play to produce a truly delicious bouquet. The best is yet to come though, as the strength builds and the palate becomes dominated by sweet cedar and freshly roasted coffee. The grand finale sees a return of all of the flavors that have defined the smoke so far but turned up to 11: the peppery spice, cedar, coffee, and even a new cocoa note. And the masterful blending and aged wrapper keep things balanced and smooth even as the strength reaches an all-time high.
With the Aging Room Quattro Original cigar, Nodal has created a small-batch masterpiece that rivals anything produced by better-known brands in the past decade. If you can manage to get your hands on these super-rare cigars, stock up because we guarantee you won't be able to get enough of them after that first puff.
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Aging Room Quattro Original FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Cedar, pepper, creamy espresso.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who want to try the outstanding blend that kicked off Aging Room’s meteoric rise to the top of the cigar industry.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
The Aging Room Quattro Original is a fantastic smoke. You won’t want to put it down.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Your favorite whiskey would be fine here, but a solid beer would also be a fine pairing, like a Dale’s Pale Ale from Oskar Blues.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
This is one to savor. Set aside some time on a weekend to take it in.
The name change probably threw off a bunch of fans who are wondering where the hell the Aging Room Quattro F55 went.