Cigar News: Altadis Introduces Aging Room Core Series

The award-winning lineup of Aging Room cigars (Altadis U.S.A.) will get some welcome additions at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.  Among these new cigars will be the Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Core Series. This cigar collection is an expression of artistry from Aging Room founder Rafael Nodal. Aging Room cigars are intended to show a commitment to small batch production, and use fine aged tobaccos.

This crafting process, combined with a great attention to detail, culminates in the Aging Room premium blends. The new Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Core Series upholds the brand’s standards of excellence.  The values are embodied by the new Core Series.


The Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Core Series will feature three premium blends.  Starting with the Core Series Connecticut, then the Core Series Habano and finally, the Core Series Maduro. Each of these blends are handmade at the Tabacalera Palma factory of tobaccos from multiple growing regions. The binder and long filler on all three cigars in the collection are grown in the Dominican Republic.

Nodal works with tobaccos as musician writes a sheet of music. The Cuban-born cigar maker explains, “Just as a conductor configures their opus with a medley of precise notes, I ensure my compositions capture the finest elements of each tobacco. By blending various tobaccos into one refined expression of art, I’m able to produce the very best cigars for each and every consumer.”

Each Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Core Series selection comes fashioned in three handmade varieties: Rapido, Vivase, and Andante for the Core Series Connecticut— or Rondo, Mezzo, and Majór for the Core Series Habano and Core Maduro. All vitolas will be available for purchase nationally in 20-count boxes, with an MSRP of $8.90 – $11.00 per cigar. Full distribution to all trade channels is expected to begin in August, 2018.

Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Core Series Portfolio:
Varieties: Connecticut (Ecuador), Habano (Ecuador), Maduro (Mexico)
Available Sizes: Rapido 48 x 5” Rondo 50 x 5” Rondo 50 x 5”
Vivase 50 x 6” Mezzo 54 x 6” Mezzo 54 x 6”
Andante 50 x 7” Majór 56 x 6.5” Majór 56 x 6.5”
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Presentation: 20-Count Boxes
MSRP: $8.90/cigar – $11.00/cigar