Hi I’m Kelly with Cheaphumidors and today we’re going to do an unboxing of the Cinco Vegas Relic. This thing is crazy insane; I’ve never seen anything like it! It’s got so much going on that it’s not even worth talking about until I get this bad boy open.
Faux Distressed Box with Crazy Knots
So it’s obviously faux distressed here. It’s got this crazy string tied all around it. I actually counted it, and if you can believe it, it’s got 15 knots all over the place. It has this gorgeous sticker here, which is also sealing it shut. It has a front clasp in gold and two hinges that you can hardly see because they’re dyed with the lacquer and varnish on the back.
They went crazy with the faux distressing on the top, and the sides are distressed as well. It also has this stamp right here that says “Cinco Vegas Relic.”
So what’s it going to take to get in there? You’d think lots of ripping, and tearing, and cutting etc. But actually, you’d be surprised. This label comes off very neatly, which is great because I actually like to save these. Especially this one because it’s gorgeous. It’s got foiling on it, embossing on it, at least 4 different colors, and a seal right here (I’m not sure if you can see it in dark green).
It depicts an old tobacco plantation here. It says, “sello o garantía” – that’s the pronunciation you get with my two years of German – which actually means seal or guarantee.
I like to keep these. I’ll put them on books or I’ll put them on my cigar journal. I’ll put that aside for people that have more time to decoupage or do crafts than me.
So you’d think I have to go crazy to get this open, but actually they’ve cut the twine for you in a few different places, and still tacked it down with glue and nails in those places. They cut it short on the bottom and tacked it down with nails. At first I thought that was really strange, but then I thought, “thank god!”
No Surprises Inside
Inside they have stamped it with a bronze stamp with the same name. Now I know how you love a good surprise. Alas – there are no surprises in here because I’ve already been through a similar box.
Honestly, I feel jipped, for packaging that is this amazing to not find happy surprises inside. So i’ll give you a quick glimpse of what is inside. It doesn’t look like it’s Spanish cedar all around. This looks like it has more of a Spanish cedar film around the edges.
Beautifully Embossed Gold and Silver Band
I’m not going to even dig down into the bottom because there’s nothing stamped even underneath. What I will do is show you a close-up of the actual cigar.
Each one of them is individually cello wrapped in rows of 4 that say “5 Vegas Relic” on them.
Let’s check out the cigar. Here’s a close-up of the 5 Vegas Relic. This is beautiful. It’s actually a perfecto size which is 5.75 with a 54 ring gauge. The band is gorgeous; it’s die-cut, embossed, with gold and silver foil on it. The cigar itself looks really well crafted. It’s beautifully tapered on both sides and it’s also pretty firm throughout.
From what I’ve heard, it sounds like a pretty good stick, even though I haven’t tried it myself. It has a Dominican Corojo wrapper and a Dominican ligero binder and filler. The origin is the Dominican Republic and it’s a medium to full-bodied stick.
This is it for my unboxing today of the Cinco Vegas Relic and this is Kelly from Cheaphumidors. If you have something specific that you’d like to see done, please leave a comment below and we’ll make sure we get to the one that you request.[VIDEO] Unboxing the 5 Vegas Relic by David Sabot