Recently, Room 101 Cigars announced a series of shop exclusive cigars called the Room 101 Ichiban Series. This series features a blend that will be received by eight retailers nationwide. Each retailer will receive one size of the Ichiban. Today, the second retailer and vitola was named as Cigar Realm in Ashland, Virginia will be receiving the 4 x 48 Roxxo edition. The cigar will launch April 1st at an event at the retailer where Room 101 Brand Owner Matt Booth will be in attendance.
The name Ichiban translates to “first” or “number one”. It features Japanese themed packaging that was inspired from several Room 101 lines incorporating this theme. The Room 101 Ichiban will feature tissue wrapped cigars with outer sleeves that feature the Room 101 Sakure brand mark as well as a Japanese wave pattern. Each cigar features a customized secondary band with the shop name.
“This will be my second visit to Cigar Realm in the last six months and based on what I saw, I don’t expect them to have the Room101 Ichiban Roxxo for long. Scott and team have been great partners of our brand for some time, it is an honor to be working with them on this project,” said Matt Booth.
As with each installment of the Room 101 Ichiban series, production will be limited to 1,000 boxes of ten. The first installment was the 6 x 44 Tiburon that went to Old City Smokin’ Joe’s Cigars in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Pricing for the Room 101 Ichiban Roxxo is at $7.35 per cigar.
At a glance, here is a look at the Room101 Ichiban line.
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo 98
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Roxxo: 4 x 48 (Cigar Realm – Ashland, VA)
Tiburon: 6 x 44 (Old City & Smokin’ Joe’s Cigars – Knoxville, TN)