Somewhat new to the boutique cigar scene, Room101 cigars may have an unusual name but the cigars are 100% legit. If you’re still not convinced on the quality of these handmades, they are made by one of the best boutique manufacturers on the market today, Camacho. Actually, Room101 Cigars was started by a chance meeting at an after party in Las Vegas by Room101 lifestyle founder Matt Booth and Camacho’s Christian Eiroa, and the duo have been working on this project ever since.
The original Big Payback was released as a high-end ‘thank you’ cigar to all the fans that helped get Room101 off the ground. It was wildly successful and soon went out of stock. Not wanting to disappoint, Matt Booth decided a follow-up was needed and developed the Big Payback Maduro. Handmade at General Cigar's Honduras American Tobacco S.A. factory, this smoke is filled to the brim with Dominican, Honduran, and Nicaraguan fillers, features a Connecticut Shade binder, and is topped with a delicious Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This tasty morsal is medium to full in body and features smooth notes of cream, leather, and cocoa with hints of spiciness. Our panel recommended a full bodied wine, such as Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, as a perfect pairing.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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