First Look: New Aging Room Small Batch M21


An unbanded version of the new Aging Room Small Batch M21.

G. Clay Whittaker
Posted: May 29, 2013

A new size and blend of the Aging Room Small Batch is hitting shelves later this summer.

Called Aging Room Small Batch M21, the smoke is named for the date (Monday, January 21) on which it was finalized this year.

The cigar is a Dominican puro, made from Habano-seed tobaccos grown in La Canella, Dominican Republic. The cigars are made by Jochi Blanco at his Tabacalera La Palma Factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

The leaves in the blend, according to brand owner Rafael Nodal, have been aging in bales for several years.

The blend will be produced in only one size: a perfecto called Fortissimo that measures 5 3/4 by 47 ring. It will be packaged in ten-count, numbered boxes. Only 3,000 boxes will be produced, with a suggested price of $11.35 per cigar.

Past incarnations of Aging Room have scored extremely well. The Aging Room M356 Presto scored 94 points in 2011, and the Aging Room Quattro F55 Concerto scored 93 points.