We now have confirmation that the first quarter of 2023 will be a bright one for current and future fans of RoMa Craft Tabac. Announcing tentative plans to go live a couple times a week moving forward, RoMa’s Sean Coleman kicked off the first of what will hopefully be many IG sessions with a general Q&A on the RoMa account. Nothing was off limits and Coleman was happy to stay on until everyone with a question had gotten an answer. Not wanting to see an opportunity wasted, I posted some questions as well. As a result, I’m happy to be able to share some new updates with you.: Two Intemperance expressions will be returning, joined by an entirely new line being introduced under the Intemperance banner. In addition, a long awaited passion project will be released. So, with that, let’s get into it!
Since we first brought news of the Intemperance Volstead 1920 to you in August, it’s been fun to follow the cigar’s progress from testing through to what we have learned from Coleman will be the imminent launch of an entirely new Intemperance line. When we were first introduced to his project’s existence, RoMa Craft Co-Founder Skip Martin shared that he’d been working on this particular Dark Sumatra blend for months on end, but that at that point it still wasn’t “there.” Invoking the Intemperance BA XXI blend as an example, he also explained that there are characteristics in the wrapper that need to be attenuated by the blend. Not an easy task.” The names Intemperance VO 1920 Revenuer. and Intemperance Volstead 1920 Izzy Einstein, evidently a 4×46 Petite Corona, have been mentioned in previous posts.
Perhaps coincidentally, the Intemperance BA XXI Revenge mentioned in passing by Martin all those months ago is one of the two 5×56 box-pressed Intemperance blends set to return next year. The Intemperance EC XVIII Goodness will also be made available during this Q1 window. The Revenge has a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, Indonesian binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The Goodness features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, Indonesian binder, and filler chosen from Nicaragua. The Goodness was first released as part of the limited edition CRAFT series in 2019 as a sibling to the Revenge, which was originally launched as a store exclusive for Outland cigars beginning in 2014.
The Quinquagenario cigar (shown above) is a collaboration between Martin and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Quinquagenario is Italian for quinquagenarian – a person who has reached their 50s. Coleman told those in attendance that this highly anticipated blend is on schedule to drop during the first portion of 2023, confirming the tentative timeline provided by Martin earlier this year, who at the time wrote that “it took us 9 months to birth this one, but it was well worth the wait. Our patience in the process has delivered dividends, and the amount I’ve learned personally throughout is almost immeasurable.” He added special words for Carrillo, saying “thank you, Ernesto, for agreeing to do this and to your entire family/team for giving me the gift of your time, knowledge and experience.” The original plan was for the cigar to be released for Martin’s 50th birthday, which came and went earlier this year. True to RoMa’s philosophy, their cigars only get released when they’re ready.
Have you had any of the Intemperance line from RoMa Craft Tabac? Do you have other RoMa favorites you’d like to see return or become regular production? Let everyone know in the comments below!