Another one of Matt Booth’s creations is on its way to retailers, as the Room101 Big Payback Maduro has begun shipping.
It’s the return of a cigar that was originally released in 2014 as a way to bring a value-priced cigar to fans and supporters of the brand, while also delivering bigger ring gauges and a hearty Nicaraguan flavor profile. Booth debuted the cigar at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
For the re-release of the line, Booth turned to General Cigar Co.’s STG Danlí factory. He also changed the blend, selecting a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Connecticut shade binder and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Since it is a different blend, Booth is giving it a slightly different name, referring to this as The Big Payback Maduro.
The line is being released in three vitolas:
- Room101 The Big Payback Maduro Robusto (5 1/4 x 50) — $6.50 (Bundle of 20, $130; Box of 40, $260)
- Room101 The Big Payback Maduro Toro (6 x 54) — $7 (Bundle of 20, $140; Box of 40, $280)
- Room101 The Big Payback Maduro Gordo (6 x 60) — $7.50 (Bundle of 20, $150; Box of 40, $300)
The original Room101 Big Payback was produced at Agroindustrias Laepe S.A. in Danlí, Honduras and featured slightly different sizes than this new version, specifically a 7 x 70 vitola.