Nearly two years after it first debuted, CroMagnon, the flagship brand of RoMa Craft Tobac, will be getting two more vitolas: Fomorian and Mode 5. Neither are expected to be a large release from the company, which remains one of the smaller nationally-distributed brands in the U.S., but that could change.
Skip Martin posted the above picture to Facebook over the weekend showing off both Fomorian and Mode 5. The former is based off of RoMa Craft’s 5 x 56 CroMagnon EMH, but uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut Candela wrapper instead of the normal Connecticut Broadleaf. Martin explained how the cigar came about on Leaf and Grape:
We had about 250 EMH made over the last year that had aesthetic issues in the Broadleaf wrapper. Generally, these are separated during quality control and kept for us to smoke when we are in Esteli. A few months ago I asked the factory to put a candela wrapper on them.
RoMa Craft has made 10 boxes of 24 cigars for the DC Tweetup on March 15 & 16. Pricing is set at $7.50 per cigar, roughly the price of the regular EMH.
“We may make it a regular line next year, but this year there are only 10 boxes,” said Martin.
According to Wikipedia, “In Irish mythology, the Fomoire (or Fomorians) are a semi-divine race said to have inhabited Ireland in ancient times.”
The other release is the Mode 5, a reference to the classification of tools used by early modern humans. The 5 x 50 Perfecto is a cigar Martin made for himself, but is set to be added to the RoMa Craft Event cigars, joining the Atlatl and Slobberknocker.
As of now, Martin has not said whether the cigar will be offered to retailers outside of events, but the cigar will carry a suggested retail price at $7.00.