Named for an ancient practice in Japan, this intriguing blend from Room 101 is slightly macabre, but that’s part of the appeal.
The Room 101 brand, brainchild of the eccentric yet brilliant mind of Matt Booth in combination with cigar legend Christian Eiroa, was made to be titillating. Inspired by Japanese culture, this irreverent and artistic boutique brand is limited in distribution and impressive in quality. The offerings are unique, and give enthusiasts the true taste of something different.
Namakubi refers to when a samurai would chop off his opponent’s head after a battle. True to its name, this is not your average cigar. Medium to full in body, it features notes of cedar, leather, earth, and a peppery spice to excite the palate. Long-filler leaves from Honduras and the Dominican combine beneath a chocolate brown and oily Ecuador Habano wrapper. With a top-notch construction and an enticing flavor profile, this limited release handmade lives up to the Room 101 reputation for sure.