"I enjoyed this cigar. It was a bit one dimensional, but it was pleasant. Due to its size, I would have trouble finding time to smoke this as an every day cigar, but when I am reading a book outside or playing poker with friends I think this would be great cigar because it doesn't require a lot of attention." -Alan (Eulogy)
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.
Room101, the Los Angeles based luxury lifestyle brand owned by Matt Booth, is proud to announce its third release of the bespoke retailer exclusive series, the new Room101 Ichiban Ranfla. The third of the Ichiban Series, a perfecto, is headed to both Doc James Cigars locations in NY and will be available for sale starting on May 18th, 2015.
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.
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 21st, 2015 – Room101, the Los Angeles based luxury lifestyle brand owned by Matt Booth, is proud to announce the latest addition to their bespoke retailer exclusive series, the new Room101 Ichiban Monstro. The sixth release in the Ichiban Series is a beefy 60-ring gauge format developed for Tinderbox in Waldorf, Maryland is currently available for sale.
Exactly one year ago today, Cigar Dojo and Room101 Cigars announced their first collaboration: [untitled] (aka Noodles). Now, the two companies re-releasing their cigar [untitled] (2019).
ROOM101 ICHIBAN EXCLUSIVE HEADED TO CIGAR REALM IN ASHLAND, VA LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 12th, 2015 – Room101, the Los Angeles based luxury lifestyle brand owned by Matt Booth, is proud to announce its second release of the bespoke retailer exclusive series, the new Room101 Ichiban Roxxo. The second of the Ichiban Series, a 48 x 4, is headed to Cigar Realm in Ashland, VA and will be available for sale on April 1, 2015.
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.
"A solid cigar, that offered some classic notes in coffee and chocolate. Combine that with the punch of habanero, it really was a good example of a traditional cigar for someone looking for a medium-ranged smoking experience. Not full-bodied but also not a breakfast cigar for sure. This would be something I could see grabbing from a B&M while on vacation or away from home and looking for that simple comfort of a cigar and tasty beverage." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)