Similar to Room101’s presence in 2017, the company offered a small setup at IPCPR 2018 that was geared more towards fun and engagement than actual cigar viewing (including a functioning arcade setup). But, while the actual cigars were housed at Caldwell’s booth in 2017, this year there was just enough room to showcase a bevy of new product from company owner Matt Booth and Room101.
Of key interest to Cigar Dojo, and fans of both The Dojo and Room101, was the new Room101 Cigar Dojo [untitled] noodles collaboration; this was teased at the show to certain attendees and is now set to launch on September 21st. Along the Dojo collaboration were two other, similarly packaged projects, which can be seen pictured below.
But it wasn’t only small-batch projects for Room101, showcasing the Farce cigar (which first launched in February of this year without official packaging, later being officially released in May), as well as the new followup, Farce Connecticut. This cigar is said to use similar filler/binder components to Farce, making subtle tweaks to best showcase the new Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The cigars arrive in four sizes, priced from $10.30 to $12.40. These cigars represent the first solo project for Room101 since departing from Davidoff in 2017 (with all previous non-Davidoff projects being collaborations with other companies).
Also showcased were followups to 2017’s Hit & Run (a collaboration with Robert Caldwell) and The T. (a collaboration with Robert Caldwell and A.J. Fernández) cigars. The Hit & Run sequel is dubbed Hit & Run Part Deux (Rip & Dip). The cigars are billed as a stronger version of the original, boasting a new Central American Habano wrapper over an Indonesian binder and fillers of the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and the U.S. Rip & Dip is rolled in four sizes, with prices ranging from $9.50 to $12.50. The cigars are said to be regular production, as opposed to the limited nature (at the time) of the original Hit & Run.
Like the Farce Connecticut, the followup to 2017’s The T. cigar is Connecticut-wrapped as well, although Matt Booth describes the blend as being more fiery than the Farce CT. The T. Connecticut is rolled in Estelí at A.J. Fernández’s factory, replacing the all-Nicaraguan blend of the original cigar with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and all-Nicaraguan fillers/binder. And the theme of four sizes continues, with prices ranging from $10.60 to $11.40.
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