Matt Booth’s Room 101 Cigars will be releasing a new Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar. The cigar will be released as an extension The Big Payback line appropriately titled The new Big Payback Connecticut. This new cigar will introduce a value-priced mild to medium offering in the Room 101 portfolio. The Big Payback Connecticut is set to begin shipping on Monday February 22nd.

The Big Payback Connecticut features an entirely new blend from the original Big Payback. In addition to an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, The Big Payback Connecticut features a Mexican binder and fillers from three growing regions from the Dominican Republic. The new line will be available in three vitolas: Chavala (5 x 50), Hueso (6 x 60), and a 7 x 70. These are the three sizes as the original Big Payback was released in.


It was back in May 2014, when Room 101 Cigars introduced The Original Big Payback – a value priced Nicaraguan puro. This cigar was Room 101’s first Nicaraguan puro. One of the sizes of that line was a 7 x 70, Room 101’s first 70 ring gauge cigar. Last year, an 8 x 80 called Jaquemate was added – which was Room 101’s first 80 ring gauge. The 8 x 80 was not released in the Big Payback Connecticut line.

This is not the first Connecticut Shade cigar released by Room 101. Back in 2011, the Room 101 Connecticut was released.

To support the release of The Big Payback Connecticut, owner Matt Booth will be conducting a series of in store events beginning in late February.

At a glance, here is a look at The Big Payback Connecticut:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Mexican
Filler: Dominican (3 Regions)
Country of Origin: Honduras (AgroIndustrias Laepe, S.A)

Vitolas Available

The Room 101 Big Payback Connecticut will be offered in 30 and 50 count boxes as well as a limited amount of ten count boxes.

Chavala: 5 x 50
Hueso: 6 x 60
7 x 70

Photo Credits: Room 101 Cigars / Davidoff of Geneva