Last mentioned during our new weekend cigar news round-up, there’s been more developments related to Roma Craft Tobac’s Quinquagenario project. Currently visiting Tabacalera La Alianza S.A., Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s factory in the Dominican Republic, RoMa Craft’s Skip Martin has revealed how far along everything is and when we might expect to be able to experience the Quinquagenario for ourselves. First teased as a concept in 2020, news of movement on this one is pretty exciting.
Having taken 9 months to perfect their blend, one of the updates compares seeing these cigars being rolled and bundled to new parents looking into a room of cribs as their newborns is tended to. A labor of love between a seasoned industry veteran and a rebellious maverick, Quinquagenario may be available as early as next Spring. “They’ll be ready when they’re ready,” Martin writes, “but the goal is March 2023.”
Quinquagenario is Italian for quinquagenarian, a person who has reached their 50s. Now that Martin is a member of that illustrious club, the timing for the special collaboration could not be more perfect. Knowing what Martin looks for in his favorite blends and what Carillo is famous for putting out makes for a really fun thought exercise. What could the combination of those backgrounds and experiences have resulted in? Fun thoughts for now, and hopefully a real opportunity to try on our own soon! Below you can see the banded cigar being enjoyed, as well as a nice note provided by Martin in a recent update.