At the 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Room101 Cigars re-launched Johnny Tobacconaut. This is a brand that dates back to the earlier days of Room101.

It was in 2015 when Room101 launched Johnny Tobacconaut at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans. When Room101 separated from Davidoff regarding production and distribution, Johnny Tobacconaut went into hiatus. In  2022, Johnny Tobacconaut surfaced as a limited-production cigar for Luxury Cigar Club. Now it returns as a part of Room101’s portfolio.

Now produced at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua, Room101 Johnny Tobacconaut consists of an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over a Mexican binder and Nicaraguan fillers. This blend is different than the original 2015 release. The cigars are available in four sizes: Robusto (5 x 50, SRP $8.99/cigar), Toro (6 x 52, SRP $9.99/cigar), Gordo (6 x 60, SRP $10.99/cigar), and Perfecto (6 x 56, SRP $15.99/cigar). Each is presented in 20-count boxes except for the Perfecto, which is presented in ten-count boxes.

In a press release, Room101 Brand Creator Matt Booth said, “Johnny Tobacconaut is ready to take on the world. As the popularity of this sub-brand continues to surge, we are releasing a cigar fit for the chaser of a galactic experience. It has elegance and sophistication with strength and complexity balanced among the elements. Johnny Tobacconaut delivers anything but a monochromatic performance. There are peaks and valleys of nuances and notes and smooth transitions. I can firmly say it’s one of the best blends I’ve ever collaborated on.”

“We look forward to continuing to evolve Johnny Tobacconaut in many ways, shapes, and forms. And while this is not the end all, be all realization of this brand, it is a solid look forward that we will build on over the years to come. Rest assured: Johnny Tobacconaut will continue to evolve, just as space and time evolve,” added Booth.

Forged Cigar Company distributes Room101 cigars. Room101 Johnny Tobacconaut is set to hit stores in August 2023.

At a glance, here is a look at the Room101 Johnny Tobacconaut:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 52
Perfecto: 6 x 56
Gordo: 6 x 60

Photo Credit: Cigar Coop