Not much was new at RoMa Craft Tobac this year, but what was new is exciting.

roma craft booth

The first thing isn’t new at the show, but the recent release in April of the Neanderthal SGP will be the first some people might be seeing of this cigar. The SGP is a 4 1/2 x 52 robusto that uses the Neanderthal blend: a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Connecticut broadleaf binder and filler tobaccos including Condega, Estelí, Jalapa and Pueblo Nuevo from Nicaragua; Dominican olor ligero and Pennsylvania “Green River Sucker One” double ligero.

roma craft neanderthal

roma craft neanderthal sgp

What’s debuting at the show, however, is the El Catador de las Petite Coronas. These are a 10-count sampler of each of RoMa Craft’s blends, three of which are new sizes that have never been seen before. The sampler box will retail for $62.50.

roma craft samplers

roma craft el catador de las petite coronas

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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.