At the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, Matt Booth re-introduced a brand from the past that he had in his Room101 Cigars’ portfolio – the Room101 Big Payback Maduro.
The Big Payback was a value-priced brand originally introduced back in 2014 by Room101 Cigars. It quickly became a successful line and eventually, a Connecticut Shade version was added. Booth has kept the names to the brands and the Big Payback Maduro features a completely different blend from a factory that Booth is working with for the first time.
The new Big Payback Maduro features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a Connecticut Shade binder and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. This is the first time Booth has released a Connecticut Broadleaf cigar under his cigar brand. The cigar is being produced by General Cigars’ Honduran American Tobacco S.A. (HATSA). It is the first time Room101 has worked with this factory, and it also marks the first time Booth is working in Honduras since he left Davidoff.
The Big Payback Maduro will come in three sizes: Robusto, Toro, and Gordo. The cigars are presented in 40 count boxes with refillable 20-count bundles.
The Room101 Big Payback blends that were done while Booth was at Davidoff have been rebranded as Back2Back.
At a glance, here is a look at the Room101 Big Payback Maduro:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Honduran American Tobacco S.A. (HATSA)
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 54
Gordo: 6 x 60
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