The magnificent 7 or, in mathematical terms, the fourth prime. In case you have forgotten your math, a prime number is a number that is divisible by only 1 or itself. Although there are infinite prime numbers, the number 7, the fourth prime, is special. Looking at our friendly site Wikipedia, we can learn
Seven, the fourth prime number, is not only a Mersenne prime (since 23 − 1 = 7) but also a double Mersenne prime since the exponent, 3, is itself a Mersenne prime. It is also a Newman–Shanks–Williams prime, a Woodall prime, a factorial prime, a lucky prime, a happy number (happy prime), a safe prime (the only Mersenne safe prime), and the fourth Heegner number.
The number 7 is also important in our universe and the founders of Fable Cigars, Sean Kremenetski and Mitul Shah, recognized this and named their inaugural line “Fourth Prime” . Each vitola in the line-up holds a special significance to our world. There are four regular production vitolas and 3 Limited Edition. There you go the number 7 again. These guys are good! The Fable Cigars website offers further description of each of these.
Regular Production Line
- Sapta 6 ¼ X 54 GRAN TORO – derived from the Indian cultural term Saptarisi, or Sapta Rishi, meaning “Seven Sages”Sapta, derived from the Indian cultural term Saptarisi, or Sapta Rishi, meaning “Seven Sages”
- Mersenne 5 ¼ X 56 ROBUSTO EXTRA – referring to the 17th century French monk Marin Mersenne, a philosopher and mathematician responsible for making leaps in prime number research
- Mi 5 ¾ X 46 GRAN CORONA – the traditional naming convention for one of the seven musical notes, E, is our nod to the impact music has played through history. Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti.
- Doc 4 ¼ X 52 PETIT ROBUSTO – from tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is the pompous, bumbling, stammering, self-proclaimed leader of the seven dwarfs.
Limited Edition Line
- Machu 6 ¼ X 60 GORDO- from Machu Picchu, an ancient city from the Inca civilization located in Peru, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World
- Friday 6 ¼ X 54 BELICOSO – one of the seven days of the week, was chosen because that’s the day when you need a cigar.
- P Versus NP 7 ¼ X 52 CHURCHILL – one of seven Millenium Prize Problems, is a major unsolved problem in computer science
Fable Cigars reached out to Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño S.A.to produce the Fourth Prime, which is the same factory that produces RoMa Craft Tobac products. That explains why they shared the RoMa Craft booth at this years IPCPR.
The blend of the Fable Cigars Fourth Prime is described as:
- Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
- Binder: Ecuador Habano Ligero
- Filler: Nicaragua/Dominican Republic
The Fable Cigars Fourth Prime is packaged in boxes of 56 and prices range between $8.50 and $10.00 MSRP per cigar. Of course the number 56 is a multiple of 4 primes 2*2*2*7. Numbers are fun!
For today’s review I sampled the Fourth Prime Mi, which retails for $9.00.
Cigar Review Notes
- Box pressed cigar with some veins
- Dark wrapper with a billiard table felt feel to it
- Sniff test gives peppermint and chocolate on foot and sweet tobacco along the barrel
- Cold draw offers a red wine, earth, and just a hint of pepper
- First puffs hit me with a buttery white pepper
- Bright white ash develops which is a great contrast to the dark brown wrapper
- This is a little pepper bomb to start
- There is some fruit hiding under the peppery cover
- Ash turns more salt and pepper in color and holds for about an inch
- Pepper drops a few notches moving thorough the 1st third – opening up to the fruit
- And then cocoa powder followed with a maple syrup aroma
- Smoke is smoothing out end of first third
- Citrus enters midway with an oak and earthy background
- Medium strength
- Flavors are blending well as it burns through the second third
- Spice and cocoa into final third
- Just over an hour of smoking pleasure
Overall the Fable Cigars Fourth Prime was a fine cigar that had decent burn qualities and flavor transitions. I liked how the flavor blended midway and enjoyed the maple syrup aroma of the burn. I feel this would pair well with a cafe mocha to further enhance the cocoa flavors that were present throughout.