Cigar News: Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) Acquired Room101 Cigar Brand from Matt Booth – Retained Booth as Creative Director

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) announces today that the company has acquired the Room101 cigar brand from Matt Booth and has retained Booth as creative director. The acquisition is limited to Room101 cigars and accessories and does not include any of Matt Booth’s other Room101 entities. Régis Broersma, president of STG’s North America and Rest of Read more about Cigar News: Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) Acquired Room101 Cigar Brand from Matt Booth – Retained Booth as Creative Director[…]

Cigar News: Room 101 and Luxury Cigar Club Announce Cherubs

Cherubs by Room 101 and Luxury Cigar Club is the first Limited Edition offering available in Luxury Cigar Clubs Exclusives product line.Produced at Joya De Nicaragua, these Cherubs are limited Edition Cigars which are associated with the Johnny Tobacconaut Story line.The Cherubs will be available at Luxury Cigar Club and its Preferred retail partners. Shipping Read more about Cigar News: Room 101 and Luxury Cigar Club Announce Cherubs[…]

Cigar Review: Snake Shake by Room 101 and Luxury Cigar Club – Rated 89

The Luxury Cigar Club has teamed up with Matt Booth and Room 101 to create an exclusive cigar known as the Snake Shake. This is the second time that the two have worked together, the previous was the Stogie Press 90 rated Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut which hit the market back in November of 2021. Read more about Cigar Review: Snake Shake by Room 101 and Luxury Cigar Club – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut Chapter 1 Luxury Cigar Club Exclusive – Rated 90

Back in 2015, Room101 Cigars debuted a new cigar with a quirky name – the Johnny Tobacconaut. It was a limited edition Nicaraguan puro made in Honduras. Now six years later, the team from Luxury Cigar Club reached out to Matt Booth, Room 101 Cigars owner, to bring back Johnny as a full production cigar Read more about Cigar Review: Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut Chapter 1 Luxury Cigar Club Exclusive – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: Pospiech Inc Announces New Cigar. Who Shot Ya

Pospiech has created a new cigar with a new collaboration. The Who Shot Ya is a 5 x 52 Torpedo cigar that is made with Room 101 Cigars. Only 5,000 cigars were produced. Mike Szczepankiewicz owner of Pospiech Cigars and Cigar Hustler stated: “Who Shot Ya is the second in our line of exclusive partnerships Read more about Cigar News: Pospiech Inc Announces New Cigar. Who Shot Ya[…]

Cigar Review: Room 101 – 12th Anniversary Toro – Rated 96

At this years PCA Trade Show, Matt Booth and His Room 101 Cigars team were showcasing his latest anniversary cigar – the 12th Anniversary. The (6 x 52) toro is hand handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Nicaragua. This is the same factory that produced the 10th Anniversary. Do not ask me about the 11th Read more about Cigar Review: Room 101 – 12th Anniversary Toro – Rated 96[…]

Cigar News: LA PALINA® and ROOM 101® announce LOCK DOWN – Virtual Consumer and Brick & Mortar Support

Washington, D.C. and Naples, Florida–based cigar distributor and négociant brand La Palina®, and Los Angeles-based cigar brand Room 101®, have joined forces and announced today, LOCK DOWN – their shared virtual consumer experience to support local brick and mortar tobacconists that will go into effective immediately. This is a program specifically created to support smoke Read more about Cigar News: LA PALINA® and ROOM 101® announce LOCK DOWN – Virtual Consumer and Brick & Mortar Support[…]

Cigar News: 2019 Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigar Candidates – 16 through 20

Here is hoping everyone had a fine Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, Kwanza time with your family and friends. As we continue with the unveiling of our 2019 Top 25 Boutique Cigars, today we present candidates 16-20. Remember, these are not yet ranked, they are only candidates, and like in the past, there will be 28 cigars Read more about Cigar News: 2019 Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigar Candidates – 16 through 20[…]

Cigar Review: Room 101 Farce Habano Robusto – Rated 94

The year 2018 was a pivot year for Matt Booth and his Room 101 Cigars brand. As some of you know, Matt took a small hiatus from the cigar industry but returned in 2018 with “his” first new blend known as the Farce. Back in December I reviewed the pre-release edition of this new blend Read more about Cigar Review: Room 101 Farce Habano Robusto – Rated 94[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates

We have just a day and and a half before the stroke of midnight to ring in the new year. As part of the bell tolling, comes the announcement of the annual Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigars of the year. Today we offer the final list of candidates that have made the cut for Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates[…]

Cigar Review: Room 101 Farce Lonsdale – Rated 91

Room 101 and Matt Booth were in full force at this years IPCPR. There were a number collaborations coming from Matt and Robert Caldwell but this year Matt released his first new blend since coming back into the cigar scene. Known as the Farce, the new blend is described as: Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder: Indonesian Filler: Read more about Cigar Review: Room 101 Farce Lonsdale – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: Hit & Run Part Deux (Rip & Dip) – Rated 87

In 2017, Matt Booth returned to the cigar world after a short hiatus. The return was through a collaboration with Robert Caldwell with a cigar known as the Hit & Run.  That cigar placed #16 in the Stogie Press top cigars for 2017.  Now back in full swing again, Booth and Caldwell have collaborated again. Read more about Cigar Review: Hit & Run Part Deux (Rip & Dip) – Rated 87[…]

2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Candidates 10 – 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22,  2017 We are moving into Christmas weekend and that means it is time for the next 5 candidates for the Stogie Press 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars and that also means there are only 10 more candidates to select before the end of the month. So without further fanfare let me Read more about 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Candidates 10 – 15[…]

Hit and Run Cigar

Caldwell Booth Hit and Run Cigar Review – A Fine Collaboration

The phrase Hit and Run can refer to a number of things. If you are a baseball fan like me, it refers to a high risk and high reward strategy where the defending infielders are placed out of position to make a play. The term also refers to a car accident where the “at fault” Read more about Caldwell Booth Hit and Run Cigar Review – A Fine Collaboration[…]