There might be three new Neanderthal vitolas, just not for the U.S.

Earlier today, Skip Martin, co-owner of RoMa Craft Tobac, posted a picture showing three new sizes for the line with corresponding sizes.

  • JCF – Johann_Carl_Fuhlrott 5 1/4 x 50
  • KFG – Kleine Feldhofer Grotte 4 3/4 x 56
  • HS – Hermann Schaaffhausen 5 3/4 x 46

The three names are important to the study of neanderthals. Johann Carl Fuhlrot and Hermann Schaaffhausen helped identify Neanderthal 1, a 40,000-year-old fossil, found by workers in the Kleine Feldhofer Grotte cave.

Not only are the names German, but it seems likely that’s where the cigars are heading. In a post earlier this month, showing a Neanderthal prototype, Martin indicated the cigars would not be sent to the U.S. unless there were changes made to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) restrictions regarding premium cigars. Martin confirmed to halfwheel that the cigars would not go to the U.S. unless there are changes with FDA.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.