Three new sizes of RoMa Craft Tobac’s Neanderthal line were introduced at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show. However, they were not available for purchase by retailers at the trade show as these sizes are slated for release in Europe.
The new sizes are KFG (4 3/4 x 56), HS (5 3/4 x 46), and JCF (5 1/4 x 50). Like the other sizes, the new sizes still feature a Mexican San Andres wrapper, a U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a filler blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Pennsylvania. Neanderthal is a cigar known for its full strength. It is the GR-S1 Pennsylvania Double Ligero leaf that contributes to this because it is high in nicotine content.
RoMa Craft Tobac co-owner Skip Martin indicated on Episode 13 of the Cigar Coop Prime Time Show, that the strategy to introduce these new sizes to Europe allows for a way to bring new products into the market and not have to get FDA approval. Consumers could still order product from a European retailer.
At a glance, here is a look at the RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal:
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)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Nica Sueno)
KFG: 4 3/4 x 56
HS: 5 3/4 x 46
JCF: 5 1/4 x 52
HN: 5 x 52/58
SGP: 4 1/2 x 52
HoxD: 4 x 46 (Part of the El Catador de las Petite Coronas Sampler)
OM (H-Town Lancero): 7 x 38 (Stogies World Class Cigars)
Photo Credit: Cigar Coop