Tinder Box Waldorf, based in Waldorf Maryland will be the sixth retailer to receive an exclusive size of the Room 101 Ichiban line. The Room 101 Ichiban Monstro will introduce a 5 x 60 Gordo sized cigar into the line that is exclusive to Tinder Box Waldorf. The cigar is currently available and plans for an official kickoff with Room 101 Brand Owner Matt Booth is planned for Thursday October 29th.

The Ichiban Series is a planned series of eight vitolas.  Eight retailed were selected to carry one exclusive size in the line. As with each installment of the Ichiban series, the Room 101 Ichiban Monster will be sold in ten count boxes with an allocation of 1,000 boxes per size. The Monster will have a suggested retail price of $11.00 per cigar.


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 Sakura brand mark as well as a Japanese wave pattern. Each cigar features a customized secondary band with the shop name.

“Raj and the crew at Tinderbox have been devoted supporters of the Room101 brand. It is my honor and pleasure to have developed one of our bespoke Ichiban offerings exclusively for them. Their retail store is one my favorite in the country and I am proud to have this series showcased there,” said Matt Booth in a press release.

At a glance, here is a look at the Room 101 Ichiban line:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo 98
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Country of Origin: Honduras (AgroIndustrias Laepe, S.A)

Vitolas Available

For completeness, we list the six announced installments and corresponding retailers to date for the Room 101 Ichiban. While more widespread announcements were made for the Roxxo, Ranfla, and Monstro, no formal announcements were made for the Tiburon, Mutante, and Sucio.

Tiburon: 6 x 44 (Old City & Smokin’ Joe’s Cigars – Knoxville, TN)
Roxxo: 4 x 48 (Cigar Realm – Ashland, VA)
Ranfla: 6 1/2 x 30 x 50 x 19 (Doc James – New York)
Mutante: 7 x 38 (Stogies World Class Cigars – Houston, TX)
Sucio: 7 x 48 (Franklin Cigar – Franklin, TN)
Monstro: 5 x 60 (Tinder Box Waldorf – Waldorf, MD)

Photo Credits: Davidoff Cigars