There’s a new version of RoMa Craft Tobac’s Intemperance line heading to Famous Smoke Shop.
Named Whiskey Rebellion 1794, it pays tribute to a protest in the 1790s at a new tax on spirits introduced by George Washington. Eventually, 170 protesters were arrested and more than a dozen people were killed in western Pennsylvania as the U.S. military tried to put down the uprising.
The new line uses an Ecuadorian habano ligero wrapper, Indonesian Beskui binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. It will be offered initially in a single 5 x 50 size, though Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac has indicated there will be more.
As Cigar Dojo has done in the past, a single retailer has been chosen to sell this release. This time it’s Famous Smoke Shop.
The cigars will go on sale July 7 to members of Cigar Dojo with the general public getting their first chance to buy the cigars on July 9. Only 500 boxes of 12 cigars have been produced with pricing set at $99.95.
“When Skip approached me with his idea for the Whiskey Rebellion cigar, I couldn’t have been more excited. I love the cigars Skip and Michael (Rosales)produce and tying this release to the Whiskey Rebellion seemed like the perfect fit in today’s battle over government overreach,” said Eric Guttormson, owner of Cigar Dojo, in a press release.
“What the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 represents, for me, is two things. First, that we must resist tyrannous taxes and regulations, and second that this resistance is not futile,” said Martin.
“The message that the patriots of the Whiskey Rebellion sent was received. The taxes were ultimately moderated after Jefferson’s election. I hope that our rational and logical resistance to the current regime of taxes, regulation, and the anti-tobacco temperance movement will also be successful.”