Room101 came out with the original Daruma in 2012 as a sequel of sorts to Namakubi. The cigar disappeared from the market a handful of years later, but now in 2023, the line is making a comeback.
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), the parents company behind General Cigar, The Forged Cigar Company, and Cigars International, has announced today that they have acquired the Room101 cigar brand from Matt Booth and has will be bringing him on as creative director. The acquisition only includes Room101 cigars and accessories not any of Matt Booth’s other Room101 entities such as the jewelry business.
Pospiech Inc, the distribution company behind Powstanie, Fable, Guaimaro, and FQ cigars, has announced a new cigar in collaboration with Room 101 "Who Shot Ya." Pospiech Inc is run by Mike Szczepankiewicz who is also the owner of Cigar Hustler, a cigar shop and podcast.
In an industry farewell of sorts, Matt Booth, owner of the Room101 series of cigar brands, told Cigar Aficionado that he's leaving the cigar business, severing ties with Davidoff of Geneva, the Swiss cigar corporation that distributed his cigar lines for nearly eight years. Now, the brands are in his hands and he's not quite sure what's going to happen next. One thing Booth is sure of is that he's taking a hiatus from the cigar industry to focus more on his jewelry business (also called Room101). As of now, he says he doesn't know if—or when—he'll return to the world of cigars.
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25, 2016 – Room101, the Los Angeles based luxury lifestyle brand owned by Matt Booth, has announced a new extension to its best-selling franchise, the new Room101 Big Payback Connecticut. The Big Payback, which first launched as a Nicaraguan Puro in May 2014, has become a very popular “everyday smoke” for those seeking big flavor at a big value.
"'Finger licking good.' Those were the only words in my mind when this cigar was burning my fingertips in the end. The flavors were great, and the transitions were cohesive. I'd love to try this cigar in a larger format because I couldn't get enough of this cigar." -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
Pospiech Cigars has announced a new cigar and collaboration with Matt Booth of Room101 fame: The Shepherd.
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"I enjoyed this cigar, it was mild enough to be enjoyed as your 1st cigar of the day with some coffee. There were enough transitions to hold my attention with cream, cedar and some cinnamon. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
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"I really enjoyed this cigar and would very much so enjoy to be able to experience this premium cigar offering again. While not being the most complex cigar it provided great flavors throughout. The retro was where this blend is at with the pepper, cream, cedar and floral notes. Finish was clean AF. The petite robusto vitola is a favorite of mine and would work great in colder climates. Pick up this cigar and smoke it because Momma always said, "what is here today could be gone tomorrow." Applause." -Matt C. (Big Matt)
The Room 101 Collection from Xikar was unveiled at this years IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans. Xikar has given Blind Man's Puff and it's readers a closer look at the collection, and a chance to win one of the pieces! Take a look at the detail pictures, then below that enter the contest through various social media outlets to win one of 5 Xikar Room 101 Products.