Rafael Nodal of Boutique Blends announced today that the Aging Room Bin No. 1 has begun shipping to retailers and will soon be on store shelves.
The line, which was announced in early May, draws on aged tobacco from Jose “Jochy” Blanco at Tabacalera Palma, the factory that produces Boutique Blends’ lines. Nodal said that the tobacco has been on reserve since Blanco’s early days of growing Cuban seed tobacco in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic, with the binder and filler for the Aging Room Bin No. 1, dating back to 1999 and 2001. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian Habano leaf.
There are three sizes being released, a 6 1/8 x 52 known as B Minor, 5 1/4 x 54 called C Major and a 6 1/4 x 63 dubbed G Major, with the names continuing Aging Room’s pattern of using musical terms for vitolas.
The cigar was officially unveiled at the 2014 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in mid-July.