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In a move reminiscent of the craft beer industry, RoMa Craft Tobac has shared its entire release calendar for 2021. It includes plans for over a dozen new cigars as well as a variety of previously European-exclusives that will make their U.S. debuts.

Next month, three European exclusive sizes of the Neanderthal line will be offered to retailers stateside. Those vitolas are:

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  • Neanderthal JCF (5 1/4 x 50)
  • Neanderthal KFG (4 3/4 x 56)
  • Neanderthal HS (5 3/4 x 46)

The bulk of the new releases will debut around WeaselFest 2021, an event originally planned for last year to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary. Due to the pandemic, it’s been rescheduled for May 29, 2021 in Austin. During the event, the company will offer ticketholders a new sampler called, El Catador de los Petite Gordos, which features four new cigars.

Inside each sampler will be two of the following:

  • Intemperance BA XXI War (4 1/2 x 60)
  • Intemperance EC XVIII Peace (4 1/2 x 60)
  • Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Husband (4 1/2 x 60)
  • CroMagnon Mandible (4 1/2 x 60)
  • Aquitaine Mandible (4 1/2 x 60)
  • Neanderthal C3 (4 1/2 x 60)

The release is limited to 1,250 samplers priced at either $100 if pre-purchased or $110 if purchased during the event.

For those who want to purchase boxes of specific 4 1/2 x 60 cigars—as opposed to the samplers—some will be made available the night prior to Weaselfest at an event at Habana House, an Austin retailer. RoMa Craft Tobac plans on doing a wider release of the 4 1/2 x 60 in individual boxes next year.

In June, RoMa Craft Tobac will offer five of the eight cigars from last year’s El Catador de los Gran Perfectos 10 Años sampler—which contained eight different 5 5/8 x 60 perfectos—in individual boxes during the company’s virtual trade show.

Fans of RoMa Craft Tobac’s Baka line should mark July on their calendars. The company will offer 250 boxes of each of seven sizes, five of which have previously not been sent to retailers.

  • Baka Pygmy (4 x 46) — $9.25 (Box of 30, $277.50)
  • Baka Bantu (4 x 52) — $9.95 (Box of 24, $238.80)
  • Baka Ota Benga (4 1/2 x 60) — $10.60 (Box of 24, $254.40)
  • Baka Poki (5 x 50) — $10.45 (Box of 24, $250.80)
  • Baka Acephalous (5 x 56) — $11.50 (Box of 24, $276)
  • Baka Jengi (5 3/4 x 46) — $11.40 (Box of 24, $273.60)
  • Baka Hunter Gatherer (6 x 54) — $12.70 (Box of 24, $304.80)

Only the Baka Pygmy and Bantu sizes have been sold previously.

The previously-announced CRAFT 2021, a pair of 5 5/8 x 60 perfectos, will also be released in July.

In September, RoMa Craft Tobac will release 250 boxes of each of the four original sizes of Wunder|Lust, as well as two new sizes. The Wunder|Lust Gran Perfecto (5 5/8 x 60, €15) as well as PG County (4 1/2 x 60, €9) will also be made available to European retailers to coincide with the Intertabac trade fair in Dortmund, Germany.

The company is also adding a Cameroon version of Weaselito, which will have an MSRP of €3.50.


That only covers the new items, not the full catalog of the limited sizes that RoMa Craft Tobac offers to retailers throughout the year. The full 2021 plan is as follows.

January

  • CM Blockhead (Sold Out)
  • CM Venus
  • CM Atlatl (Sold Out)
  • AQ Blockhead
  • AQ Venus (Sold Out)
  • AQ Atlatl (Sold Out)
  • NE GD (Sold Out)
  • NE LH (Sold Out)

February

  • BA Revenge
  • EC Goodness
  • CM Mastodon
  • AQ Mastodon
  • AQ Sabre Tooth (Sold Out)

March

  • CM Epoch
  • CM Slobberknocker (Sold Out)
  • AQ Epoch
  • AQ Slobberknocker

April

  • NE KFG
  • NE JCF
  • NE HS

May

  • BA Vanity (250)
  • EC Humility (250)
  • CM Breuil (250)
  • AQ Breuil (250)
  • WR Tarred & Feathered (250)
  • CM Fomorian (250)
  • CM Black Irish (250)

Weaselfest (Available to ticket holders and at a pre-event through retail partner Habana House in Austin)

  • BA War, 24 Count Boxes (50)
  • EC Peace, 24 Count Boxes (50)
  • WR Husband, 24 Count Boxes (50)
  • NE C3, 15 Count Boxes (100)
  • El Catador de Los Gran Perfectos, (50 Remaining from Weaselfest 2020)
  • El Catador de Los Petite Gordos, (1250)
  • WR Collective Sovereign, 12 Count Boxes (Formerly Cigar Dojo Robusto) (Wesasel Pack)
  • CM Weaseilito (Weasel Pack)
  • AQ Weaselito, (Wesasel Pack)
  • BK Weaselito, (Wesasel Pack)
  • NE Weaselito, (Wesasel Pack)

June (Virtual Tradeshow)

  • WR Gran Perfecto, 12 Count Boxes
  • CM Gran Perfecto, 10 Count Boxes
  • AQ Gran Perfecto, 10 Count Boxes
  • BK Gran Perfecto, 10 Count Boxes
  • NE Gran Perfecto, 15 Count Boxes

July (Virtual Tradeshow)

  • CRAFT 2021, (2000)
  • BK Pygmy (250)
  • BK Bantu (250)
  • BK Ota Benga (250)
  • BK Poki (250)
  • BK Acephalous (250)
  • BK Jengi (250)
  • BK Hunter Gatherer (250)

September (Intertabac) – EU Only

  • WunderLust Petite Belicoso (250)
  • WunderLust Robusto (250)
  • WunderLust Gran Corona (250)
  • WunderLust Toro (250)
  • WunderLust Petite Gordo aka ‘PG County’, 20 Count Boxes (250)
  • WunderLust Gran Perfecto, 20 Count Boxes (250)
  • African Cameroon Weaselito (100)

October

  • BA A.W.S IV (250)
  • BA Gran Perfecto, 12 Count Boxes
  • EC A.W.S IV (250)
  • EC Gran Perfecto, 12 Count Boxes
  • WR Pennsatucky (250)

November/Holiday

  • El Catador de las Petite Coronas
  • El Catador de los Perfectos
  • El Catador de los Gran Robustos

Update — An early version of this story indicated that the Weaselitos will be sold during WeaselFest, they are being used in the event packs.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.