“Par-tag-as” or “Par-tah-gus”
I’m Kelly with Cheap Humidors and I’m going to do an unboxing for you today. It’s interesting, this is the Partagas (depending on how you say it because I’ve asked 10 different people and got different answers). So here ya go, this is the 1845 (which it says on the outside of the box). This is a very interesting box; I’m going to call it a shoe box, which I’ve never seen on any outside cigar boxes. 1845 is when the company started, so you’re going to find it on every single box from this brand. This particular one happens to be the Extra Oscuro which means “extra dark.”
So let’s check it out. We’ll take off the top of our “shoe box.” And inside is another box. For time sake, I did unwrap this already, so it was wrapped in cellophane. It’s a very interesting box; it’s got clear plastic on the top of the box with a beautiful faux, frosted finish with the name here. On the side, it has purple printing. The size for this one is the Robusto Gordo. It’s a beautiful, rich purple ink on this one, with a little metallic.
The bottom is lined in felt and has a few stickers here with the UPC code and whatever this code means to them. It has a very interesting sliding side, where you actually pull it aside and you can see here with the depth that this piece actually pops off. It’s got printing on the inside. It says the type again here: Extra Oscuro. It’s got this silly hang tag, which I hate. It has a pre-drilled hole here that it comes in with the twine that is already tied into it and knotted. This has extra detail on the wrapper, filler, binder information inside right here. This is a full box and I’m going to take some out for you here.
Dark Rich Wrapper and a Beautiful Silver Foil Band
You’ll notice how ridiculously dark this wrapper is. There’s nothing special inside to see; there’s no extras here, but I guess they did give you two boxes (they spent some extra money there). It’s just a plain box going on there. Let’s take a look at one of these. It has a UPC code here, and it’s not using it to close this piece here because it’s backwards. But if you look at these, it is used to close and seal the cigar. Let’s pop it out.
Wow, is that a dark, rich wrapper. This fabulous band is die-cut, and embossed (you can feel all the ridges in the eagle). The eagle is a silver metallic, ink foiling with the silver in the background and then a rich purple with this theme. It has some coins here, and I’m going to call these lightning bolts. It’s really a beautiful band. If you’re a collector or you have a shadow box and you like to collect the bands, or sometimes people use the large Stinky ashtrays to collect the bands and show them off, or you like to decoupage with them, this is definitely a band that you’re going to want to keep for your collection because it’s so beautiful.
As long as we’re here, you have to look at this wrapper. Have you ever seen another wrapper like this? It’s Connecticut Oscuro, and it’s pitch black, but that’s what is so special about this cigar in particular and what makes it so unique. It looks like it’s really well put together here. I can’t even see where the cap is here, which is great so it’s almost seamless.
It’s oily without being overly oily and it feels pretty firm as well. Something else that I wanted to mention in particular is that it comes in a box of 18, which it doesn’t say anywhere on the packaging that it’s a box of 18. It’s a smaller number and I think that somebody is going to be surprised when they think they’re getting a standard box of 24 and instead they get 18.
When We Say Full, We Mean FULL
It’s such a great smoke, I’ve read all the different online reviews and people are saying that it’s amazing. That is if you enjoy full to extra full strength cigars, because this isn’t a medium to full, this is a full to overly full. All in all, it’s a beautiful stick, a great smoke, and a wonderful presentation. It’s definitely unique!
The only other thing I wanted to mention is where it comes from, which is the Dominican Republic. And that is it for the unboxing of the Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you have a box that you’d like me to dismember for you, I’d be happy to do that as well. If you don’t know what’s inside, I’m the one to call.[VIDEO] Unboxing the Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro by David Sabot