At the 2023 Total Product Expo (TPE), Forged Cigar Company began telling retailers that the Room101 Daruma would be making a return.

The Room101 Daruma was first released in 2012. Daruma is a small papier mache figure used in Japan that is often a symbol of perseverance and good luck.

Production to the 2023 version of the Daruma will be handled by the Oliva Cigar Company’s TABOLISA factory. The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro and will be available in one size – a 6 x 50 Toro. Pricing is set at $12.99 per cigar. A ship date has yet to be announced.

In a press release, Matt Booth commented, “The return of Daruma is symbolic of the relationship with STG and Room101 moving forward. It represents the opportunity for Room101 to spread its wings which has always been our goal. And just as goals change and times change, Daruma has evolved. The Daruma of 2011 would not be the Daruma of today. The blend is correct and appropriate for now and begins a new chapter for both Daruma and Room101. This cigar is exactly what it needs to be, and it gives people exactly what it needs to give them. Light up a Daruma and celebrate how far you come and set a course for your next big adventure.”

At a glance, here is a look at the Room101 Daruma:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Vitolas Offered

Toro: 6 x 50

Image Credit: Forged Cigar Company