RoMa Craft Tobac Announces CRAFT 2019, WitchCraft 2019

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Fans of RoMa Craft Tobac’s standalone limited edition projects will have a pair of cigars to pick from in the coming year, as Skip Martin told halfwheel of the company’s plans for the limited editions in 2019.

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The CRAFT 2019 release is headed to Riverside Cigar Shop and Lounge in Jeffersonville, Ind. in celebration of the store’s 10th anniversary. This year’s release is a 6 1/2 x 44 lonsdale that uses the CroMagnon blend with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper accented by either a natural Ecuadorian Connecticut or candela Ecuadorian Connecticut foot and “a variety of flourishes” made with various types and colors of tobacco. Inside each box will be both cigars with the Connecticut shade and candela foots. There are a total of 10 different designs and each box is said to include six of those designs.

Riverside will receive 250 boxes of 12 cigars. Single cigars are priced at $12.50, while boxes are $150. Delivery is expected in May.

Additionally, there will be 100 boxes produced that hold the company’s branded XIKAR XO and Turismo CRAFT accessories in a compartment on the bottom of the box. That package will retail for $350 and also includes 12 cigars.

Martin added that the company will also sell its own box set of just the two XIKAR items—though without the cigars—to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2020, with production slated for 100 sets.

There will also be a WitchCraft 2019 release, an exclusive for Tobaccology, which operate two stores in Virginia.

That cigar, pictured above center and flanked by the recently announced CroMagnon EMH Don Bosco, comes in the La Campaña de Panamá Soberana vitola, a figurado that measures five inches long with a 60 ring gauge and a 46 ring gauge head. Martin called it similar to this year’s CRAFT 2018 release but noted that it will be the CroMagnon blend with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper replacing the Pennsylvania broadleaf and Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper replacing the candela accents.

WitchCraft 2019 will come in 15-count boxes priced at $150, or $15 a stick, with arrival expected in June. A total of 100 boxes are being produced.

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