Press Release: Room 101 Announces Namakubi Cigars

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It looks like Camacho’s Room 101 has something very interesting coming up.

As an extension of their LTD series,  Room101 announced their Namakubi Edition cigars. With a gnarly looking – Japanese Kabuki-like design, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that this will be a fuller-bodied offering from Room 101.

According to the press release:

Although in many ways long gone, Samurai culture is believed to live on in spirit within certain groups. In ancient times when two Samurai clans would gather for competition there was a great deal at stake. Normally, the losing party would die as a result of wounds sustained in battle or be executed upon defeat. The Namakubi, or freshly severed head of the losing party would be prepared on a wooden tray then tagged in a regimented manner and presented to the leader of the winning clan as a gift.

How apt! As a cigar smoker, I celebrate by clipping off heads too! Now I see how the Samurai concept goes together with Cigar smoking.

We, as modern day samurai, present to you our own Namakubi. These twenty limited edition cigars have been tagged (banded), and carefully prepared for your enjoyment. The blend is comprised of a beautiful Habano wrapper, complimented by a proprietary “Generoso” (Honduras) seed binder, Dominican and Honduran “Vuelta Abajo” fillers. The strength of this new limited is Medium to Full in body for a powerful, yet pleasant smoking experience.

It looks like it’s a limited edition run. However, it’s not too limited with 100,000 cigars in production. Here’s what the sizes and MSRP’s look like:

  • Papi Chulo 42×4 (MSRP: $6.00): 400 boxes (50ct cabinetta style)
  • Roxxo 48×4 (MSRP: $7.00): 1000 boxes
  • Tiburon 44×6 (MSRP: $8.00): 1000 boxes
  • Sucio 48×7 ($9.00): 1000 boxes
  • Monstro 60×5 ($10.00): 1000 boxes