Aging Room comes with small batches. These small batches are part of the new Raging Room Rare Collection. According to Rafael Nodal, this is not an updated cigar. Instead, it is the first in what will be several Rare Collection projects. Nodal is the head of product capability of Tabacalera USA and the founder of Aging Room.
The first release is the Aging Room Tate Collection by Rafael Nodal and it’s the first new Aging Room release in over a year. Altadis USA is aiming at a late August release for the three different vitolas. These are a 4½x52 Short Robusto with the name Festivo, a 6×60 Gordo with the name Vivase, and a 5½x55 Toro with the name Scherzo. The MSRP for the cigars starts at 15 USD and goes up to 15.95 USD for the Vivase.
Collaboration with A.J. Fernandez
Even though Altadis owns the largest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic, these cigars are Nicaraguan. Not for the first time in Aging Room history, Nodal favors working with A.J. Fernandez over his team at Tabacalera de Garcia. It was the case with the Aging Room Quatro Nicaragua and some other Altadis releases.
The Aging Room Rare Collection gives Nodal the ability to work with rare tobaccos. In this case, it is the wrapper. A specific hybrid Cuban seed wrapper from Finca La Lilia. That’s the flagship farm of Abdel Fernandez. Another rare tobacco in the blend is Pelo d’Oro, a tobacco variety with a low yield. All the tobaccos in the cigars are Nicaraguan.
“With the Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Rare Collection, we are offering adult consumers a complex, medium-full bodied, Nicaraguan blend containing some of the rarest and most well-aged tobaccos of any cigar we’ve released to date,” says Nodal in a press release.