Hi this is Kelly from Cheaphumidors and I’m going to an unboxing for you today of the Cult Fuerte. So over here, we have an entire line of cult cigars. This is everything from the fuerte, ometepe, and the classic being the first one released, which was rated a 93 in Cigar Journal.
Reclaimed Wood Box with Tarnished Bronze Accents
So let’s take a look. We’re focusing on the fuerte today. If you notice, on the outside it’s got a beautiful, tarnished bronze plaque on the front with “Cult Fuerte” on there and lots of detailing. It’s got these tarnished bronze straps or metal pieces all around for extra detail.
It’s got a front clasp which is interesting because if you look at it from the side view, you could actually slide a lock through it. Why you would want to lock it up like that, I don’t know, because somebody could just take the whole box. Usually the clasps are so cheaply made that you couldn’t actually slide a lock into it if you wanted to. So this happens to be a pretty heavy duty piece of metal here.
The wood that you see right here is reclaimed wood, so each box is going to be a little bit different. I have two boxes of the exact same one, but the colors and the striations are a little different. We have the same thing here when we order leather products from the manufacturer.
So let’s open this. I’m just going to show you the bottom very quickly. It’s felt-lined. There’s another sticker that usually says “Made in China” on it. I don’t know if you’re familiar, but usually cigar boxes are made in China. The packaging isn’t actually made where the tobacco is. They make them separately, ship them, and then put them together.
Let’s open this up. Inside is the same plaque, which is screwed in here. It still says “Cult Fuerte” and it’s a tarnished bronze like I had mentioned earlier. In the other Cult lines, they have a black and a silver finish, and some of the metal plaques are also different colors.
Inside they have piano hinges on the corners, and pretty thick pieces of wood here. So when you pull them out – spoiler alert here – there are no surprises like ribbons or satin in between.
A Three Color, Simple Band and a Pigtail
I’m going to open up a stick for you so you can check it out. I’ve looked online and this has pretty good reviews. I would love to hear your comments if you’ve smoked it. This is more of an unboxing but hey tell me what you think of this stick.
So this comes off pretty easily; it’s not sealed shut with a sticker. It’s got the Cult band here, but it’s not super fancy. I’m going to say it’s three color because it’s got black or sepia, red, and a greenish color in the logo. It definitely has some detailing and texture to it so it has been stamped. However, there is no die-cut or foiling. It does have a footer which just has the name on it.
I’m not sure if you noticed but it’s a pigtail, which is unique in itself. Nothing on the outside of the box actually tells you that it’s a pigtail, so if you bought this sealed, you would have no idea unless you asked your tobacconist.
Full Flavors of Nicaraguan Tobacco
It’s a good looking stick with very minimal veins. The cap is very neat with the pig tail. It’s nicely set in there; there are not a lot of bumps, it’s not sloppy, and actually very neat. This cigar is medium to full-bodied. I would say probably closer to full actually. It has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan ometepe binder, and filler is Nicaraguan as well. It’s a good stick!
If you have a cigar box that you would like me to unwrap, please let me know. I would be glad to show you what’s inside if you have questions before you place your one hundred dollar purchase.
Thank you very much. This is the unboxing of the Cult Fuerte and this is Kelly from Cheaphumidors.