At the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show, RoMa Craft Tobac will unveil its Neanderthal line.  This is a line that has been talked about for some time.  This is intended to be the strongest cigar in the RoMa Craft Tobac portfolio to date.

The Neanderthal becomes the fourth line in the RoMa Craft Tobac portfolio joining CroMagnon / Aquitaine, Intemperance, and the limited edition CRAFT line.

RoMa Craft Tobac co-founder Skip Martin discussed this cigar on the 4/18/14 edition Stogie Geeks.  As Martin was becoming more experienced with the blending process, he discovered that increasing the strength of the blend through adding ligero is something that really did work.  At the same time, Martin learned that different tobaccos have different nicotine levels.  He was introduced to a Pennsylvania Double Ligero leaf known as Green River Valley Sucker One (GR-S1).  This is a regrowth leaf from Pennsylvania broadleaf that has a natural higher nicotine level (between 9% to 13% – significant higher than the 5% – 6% found in Esteli, Ligero).  Using this blend allowed Martin to increase the blend.  Various filler tobaccos were then added to balance out the flavor and aroma.

At a glance, let’s take a closer look at the RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal:

Blend Profile

For this blend, it is the first release in the RoMa Craft portfolio to incorporate a San Andres wrapper.  The blend is a multi-national blend with various tobaccos from four countries.  The cigar will be made at Martin’s Nica Sueno factory in Esteli, Nicaragua

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: U.S. Pennsylvania Double Ligero (GR-S1), Nicaraguan (Conega, Jalapa, Pueblo Nuevo, Esteli), Dominican Republic (Olor)

Vitolas Available

The RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal will be released in one size – a 5 x 52/26 Figuardo.  The cigars will be packaged in 50 count boxes and each cigar will carry a price point of $12.00