If you would like to smoke some 4 x 46 versions of your favorite RoMa Craft Tobac blend, you better hope your local tobacconist makes it to New Orleans next week.
RoMa Craft Tobac has announced that its El Catador de Las Petite Coronas, a 10-count sampler of the company’s blends in a 4 x 46 vitola, will be an exclusive to retailers that attend the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
“The 4 x 46 is the size I smoke the most at the factory, usually an Intemperance BA XXI Intrigue or EC XVIII Charity, but a few years ago we started making CroMagnon and Aquitaine in this size,” said Skip Martin, co-founder of RoMa Craft Tobac. “I wasn’t sure the Neanderthal blend would work in this small format, given the amount of filler components, but it does and it is an amazing little powerhouse.”
Each El Catador de Las Petite Coronas will contain two of the Aquitaine Pestera Muierilor, CroMagnon Pestera Muierilor, Intemperance BA XXI Intrigue, Intemperance EC XVIII Charity and Neanderthal HoxD. The Aquitaine, CroMagnon and Neanderthal have not been released in this size prior to the sampler.
The samplers are limited to 600 units and retailers will only be allowed to purchase 10 per storefront. Suggested retail pricing is $62.50 and the samplers are scheduled to begin shipping in August. Orders will be taken first at the trade show and in the unlikely event they do not sell out, will be opened up for retailers who do not attend the show.
“For the first time, this sampler includes three previously unreleased cigars that do not otherwise exist in our core lines,” said Martin.
The company has previously released the El Catador de Los Perfectos, El Catador de Las Panetelas and El Catador de Los Gran Robusto. The Perfecto sampler was the first place to purchase the Aquitaine Mode 5, which was quickly added as a national release. El Catador de Las Panetelas contained four previously unreleased cigars, but it was announced that the cigars would become limited production items in the future.
Martin also indicated that a fifth El Catador is planned for November, a box set contaiing each of the four previous El Catador samplers.
“I have really enjoyed releasing the samplers in this series because it provides our customers, and a friend, with the ability to conduct their own horizontal tasting of cigars in the same Vitola from different blends.”
RoMa Craft Tobac produces cigars at Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño S.A., a factory co-owned by Martin and Esteban Disla.