Aging Room is a product of the Boutique Blends laboratory. A concept first introduced by Rafael Nodal in 2010, Boutique Blends is a group dedicated exclusively to the production and distribution of boutique, small-batch cigar brands including Swag and, of course, the Aging Room lines. Nodal himself says, “We are not producing cigars for everyone. We are introducing new blends for educated consumers that are looking for cigars with complexity and character.”
Well, I’m not sure I’d agree with the first half of that — each Aging Room cigar I’ve indulged in is a treat that I’d be happy to recommend to any and every cigar enthusiast. Not sure where to start here? Jump in with Aging Room Quattro F55, the highest rated non-Cuban cigar on the Top 25 Cigars of the Year in 2013. This 93-rated classic earned the #2 spot, and is a fantastic medium to full-bodied package. Or, check out the 91-rated Aging Room Bin No. 1, which uses expertly aged tobaccos from 1999 and 2001.