A new store exclusive is in the works for Smokin’ Joe’s newest location in Alcoa, Tenn., as owner Mike Hicks and his son Cody will be working with Matt Booth of Room101 Cigars on a release that is slated to be out by year’s end.
During an event held at the store on Thursday, August 7, Booth made the announcement, which was filmed and shared via Old City & Smokin’ Joe’s Cigar’s Facebook page. In the video, Booth said that a “custom cigar” for Smokin’ Joe’s that will be available by the end of the year, most likely around the holidays. It will be an exclusive to Smokin’ Joe’s newest location in Aloca, Tenn.
“It’s a testament to the relationship; these guys have had my back since I started so I figured it’s about time we did something special and collaborative,” Booth added in the video.
Many of the specific details are still be worked out, but Cody Hicks told halfwheel that the target price point for the cigar is around $9, and it will come in the 6 x 44 lonsdale vitola that Room101 calls Tiburon, which has been used in the Room101 LTD Namakubi line. There has been no announcement on the specific blend of the cigar, its formal name or how many are being produced.
Neither Smokin’ Joe’s or Room101 are strangers to store exclusives. The store has worked with E.P. Carrillo on a lounge exclusive as well as a store exclusive limitada, while Room101 has done store exclusives for Smoke Inn in Florida, Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston and Cigar Inn of New York.