The OSOK Room 101 LTD Chingon is made by Camacho part of the Davidoff Group, and is the most recent release from Matt Booth. Matt Booth was a US Marine who was stationed in the far east. While he was there he was so intrigued and impacted by the culture it followed him back to the US and has influenced him profoundly. Room 101 creates designs that combine a timeless classic fashion, with intrinsically beautiful artwork. They bring this design to everything they make, clothes, jewelry, accessories (including custom smoker accessories), and of course their cigars. They even plan to create custom-made private jet interiors. Room 101 designs have been featured in top lifestyle, fashion, and specialty magazines. Matt has made several appearances on major network television. Matt’s products are featured in select boutique stores world wide and he works with several well known designers. Their slogan is “Room101 is more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle. Legends are made in Hollywood. You are made in ROOM101.” You can find the room 101 cigars site here, and the design site here. Also check out their twitter (@room101cigars) and the Facebook page here. Check out our other Room 101 reviews on the Original 101, the 101 Connecticut, and the 101 Namakubi.
Here is one of the cutters designed by Matt Booth and made by Xicar.
Size: Chingon (8 x 60 x 44)
Vitolas: Chingon, Trucha, Filero
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Honduran Corojo
Filler: Honduran Corojo and Dominican Piloto Ligero
Strength: Medium to full
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1
Construction and Appearance: Matt Booth’s ability for design is clearly showcased in the One Shot One Kill. The box is a real work of art, on the front is the room 101 icon, an oriental demon, or skull. The back of the box has the O.S.O.K Logo with a QR scan code which brings you to the Room 101 cigars Facebook page. On the lid of the box there is a different oriental demon face etched into it. Each cigar comes wrapped in paper, wrapped into a print. Once unwrapped you are left with a simply beautiful figuardo which caught the eye of those around me. The band is simple, yet inspiring, with the O.S.O.K logo written in silver on a black band. Inside of the band is the same QR scan code, something I’ve never seen on a cigar band before. The wrapper is very dark, slightly oily, and has light veins.
Flavor and notes: The wrapper has a very clean scent with notes of spice, wood, and leather. The foot also has notes of spices, and leather, but also notes of hay, and pepper. The cold draw produces a deep flavor of leather and spice.
Smoking Characteristics: The first third starts with a rich cedar, oak, and pepper spices. The yet the blend is not overly spicy. It is combined with notes of salt, cinnamon, and earth. The flavor is well blended and complex. The smoke is cool, dry, and full. The burn and draw are both excellent.
During the second third, rich herbs are introduced adding to the blend’s complexity. The notes of salt, cinnamon, white pepper, oak, and cedar remain as well. The flavor is very complex and perfectly blended, leaving me satisfied. The strength is medium to full with a nice buzz starting to set in, a truly enjoyable experience.
Into the final third everything comes together in a beautiful way. The notes of herbs, salt, hay, earth, cinnamon, and wood all remain. The flavor is very enticing and sits on the palate long between draws. The ash is white and firm, holding wonderfully. The smoke is still cool, dry, and full. The draw is excellent, producing full volumes of smoke. One correction to the burn was required at this point.
Conclusion: The Room 101 LTD One Shot One Kill is a must have. The flavor is fantastic, well blended and complex. The construction is excellent, the draw perfect throughout, the burn requiring only a single correction. The presentation is fantastic. The box, the print, everything, is just very well done. In the medium to full range the O.S.O.K is a real gem. They come in 10 count boxes, and I’d pick up a box in a second, its more than worth it, as the box is something worth keeping itself.
MSRP: $12.00 (Box of 10 $120.00)