Last weekend we were in West Palm Beach, FL for Smoke Inn’s 7th Annual Great Smoke cigar festival. Before Saturday’s big festivities got underway we attended Friday’s pre-event dinner hosted by Smoke Inn, Room101 BigDelicious Cigars with special guest Matt Booth. During the dinner, Booth and Dylan Austin, Head of Marketing for Camacho and Room101 passed out samples of the new Room101 Master Collection – a limited edition cigar aimed at being a one-time release in various vitolas.
The cigars handed out were being billed as “test blends”. From our perspective the cigar was rock solid and smoked extremely well. We experienced pre-light flavors of sweet tobacco mixed in with hints of rich espresso and earth. Setting a torch to the lancero produced a good amount of smoke and the rich espresso immediately came to the forefront. Also present were flavors of mild pepper and chocolate. As the smoke progressed hints of burning wood were present in the background which mixed nicely with the richer espresso/chocolate flavors. The cigar had plenty of complexity, a world of flavor and was very well-balanced. We are very much looking forward to its July 2013 release.
Details of the cigar’s construction were not disclosed – other than a Habana 2000 wrapper and the line being offered in various shapes. The Master Collection will be offered in two separate releases - a Master Collection I expected to be released in July and the Master Collection II offered sometime later in the fall. Stay tuned for more information as it is made available.