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Matt Booth: Room 101 Brand, Unobtanium, and Tobacco as a Time Travel Mechanism

Cigarnivore Podcast Episode 6: Matt Booth Room 101 Brand Unobtainium, Tobacco, and Time Travel

Today we're talking brand building, the unobtanium factory that is Room 101 brands, and tobacco as a time travel mechanism.

Since 2009 Room 101 Brand has been creating an inclusive cigar experience for modern smokers. Room 101 frontman Matt "Boofy" Booth is equal parts, showman and disciplined strategist. Matt strikes a careful balance between brand authenticity and manufactured scarcity with a steady cadence of limited-edition drops. 

The biggest surprise might be that the model for Room 101 brand is non-other than Alfred Dunhill. The 1950's bespoke lIfestyle brand with tobacco at its core is the blueprint for Room 101 today. Room 101 Brand's West Coast meets Far-east aesthetic with "a coat of LA grit" is a three-spined dragon of jewelry, cigars, and spirits as the core of the brand. Offshoot projects like fine bags and highly coveted brand swag that's on the verge of being a full-on streetwear brand.  

Room 101 Brand Gin
Room 101 Lucky 13 Sterling Silver Ring
Room 101 Brand Purple Ostritch Nike Cortez

 

 

Antoine Reid : Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Using the Platform You Have.

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Antoine Reid is one of the most influential and under-the-radar voices in the cigar industry. Antoine is the editor of Tobacco Business Magazine, founder and editor of Cigars and Leisure Magazine, and Host of Deep Cuts Live.

Since October of 2014, Antoine’s Articles in Cigars and Leisure and Tobacco Business regularly feature the amazing humans behind the cigars we love.

In June of 2020, Antoine used his national platform for groundbreaking cultural representation. https://cigarsandleisure.com/five-black-owned-cigar-brands-to-watch/ Antoine is the first to publish a Black-Owned Cigar brands list in a national magazine. 

In this episode, Antoine Reid talks with us about starting a Cigar magazine, representation in the cigar industry, the power of telling your authentic story, and a few cigars he loves.

Cigars Discussed in the Episode:

Perdomo Lot 23

Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro Robusto

Manufacturer: Tabacalera Perdomo
Strength: Medium
Shape: Robusto
Size: 5 x 50
Country: Nicaraguan
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop

Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro

Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro Churchill

Manufacturer: Tabacalera Perdomo
Strength: Medium
Shape: Churchill
Size: 7 x 54
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Buy it at Neptune Cigar

Avo Classic Maduro

Avo Classic Maduro

 

Manufacturer: Davidoff 
Strength: Medium
Shape: Toro
Size: 6 x 50
Country: Dominican Republic
Color: Oscuro
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican

Buy It at Neptune Cigar

 

Black Owned Cigar Brands

in the Tobacco Business Article, Antoine lists 5 Brands to watch. you can read the full article here https://cigarsandleisure.com/five-black-owned-cigar-brands-to-watch/

 

The list was cultivated from a more extensive list compiled by Instagram user @theashtionary. See the full list here:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CBOrXU-nlsX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

Eric Josefson and Justin Heisig: Cigar Goals and Success By Accident

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Co-Creators and co-hosts of The Burndown Podcast, Eric Josefson and Justin Heisig, tell us how a tiny comment in their first Burndown Podcast episode became their calling card and a hashtag with 14k posts. Plus, we discuss expensive cigars we’ve splurged on and when and why they were worth it. I think you're going to enjoy this rollercoaster of a conversation. 

What we Smoked in the Episode:

Diamond Crown Julius Caeser

Diamond Crown Julius Ceaser

Manufacturer: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia
Strength: Medium
Shape: Toro
Size: 6 x 52
Country: Dominican Republic
Color: Natural
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop.

Liga Privada Unicos Velvet Rat by Drew Estate

LIga Privada Unicos Velvet Rat by Drew Estate

Manufacturer: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Strength: Full
Shape: Corona Grande
Size: 6.25 x 46
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Nicaraguan / Honduran

Buy it at Small Batch Cigar.

My Father Cigars Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo

My Father Cigars Le Biojou 1922 Torpedo

 

Manufacturer: My Father Cigars
Strength: Full
Shape: Box Pressed Torpedo
Size: 6.125 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Oscuro
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano (Pelo de Oro)
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Buy It at Famous Smoke Shop

 

Super Premium Splurge-Worthy Cigars Discussed

Fuente Fuente Opus X BBMF Natural by Arturo Fuente - Limited Edition

Manufacturer: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia
Strength: Full
Shape:  Toro 
Size: 6.5 x 64
Country: Dominican Republic
Color: Rosado
Wrapper: Dominican Chateau de la Fuente Sun Grown Rosado
Binder: Dominican Chateau de la Fuente Sun Grown Rosado
Filler: Dominican Chateau de la Fuente Sun Grown Rosado

Buy it at Luxury Cigar Club.

Davidoff Royal Release Salomones Perfecto

Davidoff Royal Release Salamones Perfecto

Manufacturer: Davidoff
Strength: Medium
Shape: Perfecto
Size: 8.25 x 57
Country: Dominican Republic
Color: Rosado
Wrapper: Aromatica Dominica
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: 8 Year Aged Dominican ~ 5 Varieties: San Vincente Ligero, San Vincente Mejorado Visus, Piloto Ligero, Hybrid Olor/Piloto Ligero, Criollo Ligero

Buy it at Neptune Cigar.

Cohiba Behike

Manufacturer: Cohiba
Strength: Full
Shape: Double Robusto
Size: 6.5  x 56
Country: Cuba
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Cuban Medio Tiempo 
Binder: Cuban
Filler: Cuban

 

Buy it at Finest Cuban Cigars.

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Muestra De Saka Unicorn

Muestra De Saka Unicorn

Manufacturer: Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A.
Strength: Medium-Full
Shape: Double Perfecto 
Size: 6.25 x 60
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Oscuro
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

 

Buy it at Small Batch Cigar.

Justin and Eric's Recommended Cigars for Beginners

Oliva Serie O Corona

Oliva Serie O

Manufacturer: Oliva Tabolisa II Esteli
Strength: Medium-Full
Shape: Corona
Size: 5 x 43
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Natural
Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano
Binder:Nicaragua
Filler:Nicaragua

 

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade

Manufacturer: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Strength: Medium
Shape: Robusto
Size: 5 x 54
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Natural
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder: Ecuador Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Criollo '98, Nicaraguan Corojo, Nicaraguan Criollo

 

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop

 

Jon Huber: Crowned Heads Cigars

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Jon shares his story from telemarketing dog shampoo to starting as the shipping manager at CAO to building Crowned Heads. He talks about defining success for himself, the moment he decided never to wear a necktie again, and his commitment to creative collaboration.  

Cigars Discussed

Jericho Hill: Willy Lee By Crowned Heads x My Father Cigars

Crowned Heads, Jreicho Hill - Willy Lee

Manufacturer: My Father Cigars
Strength: Full
Shape: Box Pressed Toro
Size: 6 x 54
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop

Four Kicks Sublime By Crowned Heads x E.P. Carillo

Four Kicks Sublime by Crowned Herads

Manufacturer: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Strength: Medium
Shape: Toro
Size: 6 x 54
Country: Dominican Republic
Color: Rosado
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan 

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop

La Imperiosa Magicos by Crowned Heads x My Father Cigars

Crowned Heads La Imperiosa  Magicos

 

Manufacturer: My Father Cigars
Strength: Full
Shape: Rothschild 
Size: 4.5 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Oscuro
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Buy It at Famous Smoke Shop

 

Las Mareas Ciclopes By Crowned Heads x My Father Cigfars

Las Mareas Ciclopes

Manufacturer: My Father Cigars
Strength: Full
Shape:  Toro 
Size: 6 x 54
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Colorado
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicraguan

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop

La Careme Belicosos Finos By Crowned Heads x E.P Carillo

Crowend Heads La Careme Bilcosos Finos

Manufacturer: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Strength: Medium-Full
Shape: Pyramid
Size: 5.5 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Oscuro
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Grade A Dark
Binder: Ecuadorianian Sumatra 
Filler: Nicaraguan

Buy it at Small Batch Cigar

Juarez Willy Lee by Crowned Heads x Pichardo Cigars

Crowned Heads x Pichard0 Cigars Juarez

Manufacturer: Tabacalera Pichardo
Strength: Full
Shape: Double Toro
Size: 6  x 54
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas
Binder: Nicragua
Filler: Nicragua

 

Buy it at Famous Cigar

Mil Dias Edmundo by Crowned Heads x Pichardo Cigars

Crowned Heads Mil Dias

Manufacturer: Tabaclera Pichardo 
Strength: Medium-Full
Shape: Toro 
Size: 5 3/8 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Colorado
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: NIcragua
Filler: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru

 

Buy it at Small Batch Cigar

Tatuaje Cabinet Especiales

Tatuaje Cabinet Especial

Manufacturer: El Rey De Los Habanos
Strength: Medium-Full
Shape: Lancero
Size: 7.5 x 38
Country: USA
Color: Colorado
Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano
Binder:Nicaragua
Filler:Nicaragua

 

Buy it at Small Batch Cigar

Illusione Fume de Amor

Illusione Fume D'Amour Concepcions

Manufacturer: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Strength: Mild
Shape: Corona Gorda
Size: 7.5 x 38
Country: USA
Color: Colorado Claro
Wrapper: Nicaragua Corojo
Binder:Nicaragua
Filler:Nicaragua

 

Buy it at Famous Cigar

 

Coco Maria: The Cigar Madame. Smoking a cigar puts me in alignment with my power.

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Model, entrepreneur, and cigar influencer Coco Maria aka @theCigarmadame. Coco chats with us about breaking into the boys club. Whether or not Cubans are overrated. And the power of feeling good.

 

Cigars Discussed

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Miami 

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Miami

Manufacturer: Drew Estate CIgars
Strength: Full
Shape: Toro
Size: 6 x 52
Country: USA
Color: Oscuro
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazillian Maduro

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro

Manufacturer: Drew Estate CIgars
Strength: Full
Shape: Toro
Size: 6 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Brazillian Mata Fina

Buy it at Famous Smoke Shop

Caldwell Cigars Pacific Standard

Caldwell Cigars Pacific Standard

 

Manufacturer: Wynwood Cigar Factory
Strength: Medium
Shape: Double Robusto 
Size: 5.5 x 54
Country: USA
Color: Corojo
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican

Buy It at Small Batch Cigar

 

Bolivar Royal Corona

Bolivar Royal Corona Cuban

Manufacturer: Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás
Strength: Medium
Shape:  Robusto 
Size: 4.9 x 50
Country: Cuba
Color: Colorado
Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba

Buy it at Puro Express

Diplomaticos No. 2

Diplomaticos No. 2

Manufacturer: Habanos SA
Strength: Medium-Full
Shape: Pyramid
Size: 6.1 x 52
Country: Cuba
Color: Colorado

Buy it at Puro Express

Black label trading co Santa Muerte

Black Label Trading Co Santa Muerte Manufacturer: Tabacalera Fernandez Cigars Esteli
Strength: Full
Shape: Robusto 
Size: 4 3/4  x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Colorado
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Buy it at Famous Cigar

My Father Cigars La Promesa 

My Father Cigars - La Promesa Toro Manufacturer: My Father Cigars SA, Esteli
Strength: Full
Shape: Toro 
Size: 6 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Rosado
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Buy it at Famous Cigar

Books Discussed:

  • The Urtantia Book
  • The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles 

 

Akil Petersen: “Tell me I’m not crazy and tell me if this Cigar is good!”

The Cigarnivore Podcast: Episode 1 Akil Petersen

 

Burn one with Akil “Pete” Petersen Founder of A.P. cigars, Owner of the Pelican Shop in St Thomas US Virgin Islands, and creator of Island Life Cigars. Today Akil shares his five-year journey home to open a cigar lounge with a view of the Caribbean sea. He talks about the cigars that influenced him to start a cigar line and the adventures in getting there. 

Cigars Discussed

Island Life Cigars by A.P. Cigars Henrietta Blend

"Island Life Cigars" - Henrietta Blend Regular price

Manufacturer: Tabacalera G. Kafie Y Cia for A.P. CIgars
Strength: Full
Shape: Toro
Size: 6 x 52 Box Press
Country: Honduras
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas

Buy it at The Pelican Shop

Island Life Cigars by A.P. Cigars Aunt Michelle Blend

Island LIfe Cigars: Aunt Michelle Blend

Manufacturer: Tabacalera G. Kafie Y Cia for A.P. CIgars
Strength: Medium
Shape: Toro
Size: 6 x 52
Country: Honduras
Color: Natural
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

Buy it at The Pelican Shop

La Flor Dominicana Oro Chisel Tubo

 

Manufacturer: La Flor Dominicana
Strength: Full
Shape: Figurado
Size: 6 x 54
Country: Dominican Republic
Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: Nicaraguan Habano

Buy It at Famous Cigar

 

Kafie 1901 Mexican San Andreas

Kafie 1901 San Andreas Toro

Manufacturer: Tabacalera G. Kafie Y Cia
Strength: Full
Shape: Box Press Toro 
Size: 6 x 54
Country: Honduras
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas

Buy it at Neptune Cigar

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon

Manufacturer: Tabacalera Fernandez Cigars Esteli
Strength: Mild
Shape: Toro 
Size: 6 x 54
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Claro
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra Sun Grown

Buy it at Famous Cigar

Trinidad Espiritu

Trinidad Espiritu Belicoso by AJ Fernandez Cigars Manufacturer: Tabacalera Fernandez Cigars Esteli
Strength: Medium
Shape: Belicoso 
Size: 6 1/8 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Color: Natural
Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano

Buy it at Famous Cigar

Cohiba Comador 

Jay Z x Cohiba Comador Manufacturer: Jay Z x Cohiba
Strength: Full
Shape: Toro 
Size: 6 x 52
Country: Dominican Republic
Color: Maduro
Wrapper: Connecticut Habano Broadleaf

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Books Discussed:

  • Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
  • Rise, and Grind, Damon John
  • Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferris

 

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