There’s another Room101 Ichiban Series release heading to Tennessee.

Franklin Cigar of Franklin, Tenn. has been named the fifth retailer in Room101’s Ichiban Series. Ichiban is a line of eight different vitolas, each using the same blend, made for eight different retailer. Each retailer gets a single size, limited to 1,000 boxes of 10.


Room101 Ichiban Sucio

For Franklin, that size is the Sucio, a 7 x 48 churchill.

Like the rest of the cigars, it uses an Ecuadorian wrapper over a Nicaraguan criollo 98 binder and Nicaraguan corojo 99 filler.

“I am honored to be working with the crew from Franklin Cigar on the latest installment of our bespoke Ichiban Series,” said Matt Booth, Room101’s founder. “Not only are they great partners and retailers, but also great friends and we are truly humbled by their continued support for Room101.”

The Room101 Ichiban Sucio retails for $10 per cigar. Booth will be on hand for an event on Aug. 6 to formally launch the cigar.

Smokin’ Joe’s & Old City Cigar received the Tiburon (6 x 44), Cigar Realm received the Roxxo (4 x 48), Doc James Cigars received the Ranfla (6 1/2 x 30/50/19) and STOGIES World Class Cigars received the Mutante (7 x 38).

Room101 is distributed by Davidoff of Geneva USA.


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