With Boutique Blends’ Aging Room Pelo de Oro, there are a lot of things that are unique about this release. For starters, it is a collaboration that was done with A.J. Fernandez. It is also the first Aging Room branded cigar to be made in Nicaragua. The cigar itself is also the first Aging Room branded Nicaraguan puro by Boutique Blends. The filler of this blend is the differentiator as it is made up of the rare Pelo de Oro tobacco. This new cigar was officially launched at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.
Aging Room Pelo de Oro is a small batch cigar because of the low yield of the Pelo de Oro tobacco. The low yield is because Pelo de Oro is susceptible to blue mold and other diseases. A.J. Fernandez was growing the tobacco on his farms and Boutique Blends was able to procure some for this release.
The cigar comes in one size – a 5 1/2 x 55 Scherzo. Once again Boutique Blends uses a musical name for the vitola. In this case a Scherzo is a light musical composition, typically made up of a movement in a symphony. The cigars are packaged 10 per box and each cigar is priced around the $14 mark.
For the packaging Boutique Blends President Rafael Nodal said he is utilizing a new printing system for the boxes as opposed to using paint.
The collaboration with A.J. Fernandez is one of several by Boutique Blends. This year the company announced Oliveros All Stars, a collaboration with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. Last year, the company teamed up with Altadis for the Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch F25. In addition, the Swag and Aging Room brands have had an on-going collaboration with Jochy Blanco of Tabacalera Palma.
At a glance here is a look at the Aging Room Pelo de Oro:
Binder: Nicaraguan Pelo de Oro
Filler: Nicaraguan Pelo de Oro
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)
The Aging Room Pelo de Oro comes in one size – a 5 1/2 x 55 vitola known as Scherzo.
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