|Shapes:||Churchill, Corona, Gordo, Lancero/Panatela|
Room 101 Namakubi is named after an ancient Japanese word meaning: freshly severed head. In times of old, when battling Samurai tribes would fight, the losing party's head would be lopped off and given to the leader of the winning side (talk about cutthroat tactics). But luckily, there isn't any carnage here, just another winning blend from Room 101. Hailing from the Camacho factory in Honduras, this limited-run cigar has all the right ingredients for a top-notch handmade. Greeting you from the outside, a carefully selected Ecuador Habano wrapper. Chocolaty-brown and boasting an oily sheen, this impressive leaf conceals a rich combination of Honduran and Dominican long-fillers. This medley of well-aged tobaccos strikes up medium to full-bodied smoke laced with nuances of pepper, cedar, leather and earth. Bar none, Namakubi is one of Room 101's finest offerings. In fact, I can almost guarantee fans of Room 101 will be 'head' over heels for this one.
Room 101 Ltd Namakubi received a well-deserved 90-rating noting: "This cigar smokes evenly, producing a flaky ash as it burns. Walnut and leather flavors give way to some tea notes, though there is a bit of a fumey aftertaste."