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Cigar Review: Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion From RoMa Craft Tobac, Cigar Dojo Exclusive

Cigar Review: Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion From RoMa Craft Tobac, Cigar Dojo Exclusive

Many of history’s most important moments revolve around whiskey. For instance, in 1791 the very first taxation of any product was instituted by the newly formed United States federal government. That tax was on whiskey. Farmers in western Pennsylvania, who supplemented their income with whiskey production, did not take kindly to this new “whiskey tax” – leading to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 – an uprising that literally threatened the stability of the nation.

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“Intemperance represents the idea that life without pleasure is no life at all. Tobacco. Whisky. In moderation these make life interesting. They are an integral part of many people’s quality of life, enjoyed in their pursuit of happiness,” said Skip Martin, co-proprietor of RoMa Craft Tobac.

 

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Whiskey Rebellion 1794 was limited to 500 boxes of 12 cigars, featuring the original Whiskey Rebellion flag design. The cigars will retail for $99.95 and will be available exclusively to Cigar Dojo members on July 7th at Famous Smoke Shop. If any units remain after the exclusive sale, they were available to the general public on July 9th.

 

From Sumatra Samurai: Cigar Dojo

“And that’s it folks, in a matter of only 1 hour and 5 minutes, the Whiskey Rebellion SOLD OUT all 500 boxes (with the exception of a select few used for Famous Smoke’s Whiskey Rebellion event). Because of high demand, orders were limited to 3 boxes per person, with notifications being staggered between media platforms every half hour”

 

Eric Guttormson AKA Master Sensei told CIGAR SMOKE “The Whiskey Rebellion was born on a balcony over-looking Bourbon Street during the 2015 IPCPR trade show. Skip Martin had an idea for a cigar project that he thought would be great as a Cigar Dojo exclusive. When he presented his idea to me I was very excited to play a part in such a project. It took about a year to get all the pieces in place but when it was all said and done everyone involved in the project knew this cigar was going to be something special”.

 

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  • APPEARANCE

An eye catcher the Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion is mocha brown in color, at least in the ambient light at 6:30 am in Lake Tahoe. There are no visible seams with minimal tooth and vein. The foot is wide open with a small portion of exposed tobacco above the wrapper similar to the RoMa Craft Intemperance Avarice. The vitola has two bands colored black and white. The thinner band reads “INTEMPERANCE” with “CIGARS” underneath, easily identified by anyone who’s an avid smoker of RoMa Craft with the logo on the backside. The larger band is what sets this Intemperance apart from the available production from RoMa. Matte black in large white font between white trim reads “1794” in between reads “WHISKEY REBELLION” under the white trim identifies the exclusivity of the cigar and the best online community for cigar smokers reads “CIGAR DOJO” in between two white stars, the Dojo logo rounds out the back of the larger band. Pre-Light aroma smelled of cedar and natural tobacco. The cold draw had slight resistance with a flavor of cedar with notes of and plain black tea.

  • FIRST LIGHT

The overexposed foot ignites with flavors of roasted nuts and chocolate, once burned off flavors of bitter leather and coffee appear. Medium level black pepper is noted producing spice on the palate and lips in between draws. The retro is straight white pepper causing a slight sting right through the nostrils.

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

Entering cruise control burn the flavors coffee, cashews and leather are quite bold! Slight nuances of smoked hickory are adding a sweet element to the cigar. The spicy flavors are in the form of black pepper at a medium level still producing spice on the lips and palate in between draws, which had slightly more resistance than I prefer, however heading into the final third the draw has loosened up significantly. The retro is producing lower doses of white pepper evolving into flavors of warm chocolate.

  • FINAL THIRD

Moving into the final third the black pepper has decreased to a minimal level. Roasted nuts, coffee and leather have been the consistent core flavors from first light. Nuances of a sweet hickory spice with minimal black pepper has been consistent in between draws giving the Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion a long semi sweet and spicy finish. The retro is producing lower level white pepper evolving into flavors of warm chocolate.

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

The construction of the Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion was solid, the vitola felt dense and had no palpable soft spots. I’m a huge fan of a shaggy foot and the flavors produced without the wrapper were very enjoyable, the only draw back was it only lasted about 30 seconds until the wrapper ignites. The draw on the cigar had slightly more resistance than I prefer, however it opened up in the final third producing thick white aromatic smoke. The burn line was razor sharp producing a jagged ash that tapped off with ease. The strength of the Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion was in the MEDIUM bodied range producing bold and balanced flavors through the duration. As Jordan AKA Sumatra Samurai explained the offering of the Cigar Dojo exclusive of the Intemperance Whisky Rebellion sold out in very little time only available now on the after market. However, shortly after it’s release Skip Martin of RoMa Craft reported a regular production line of the Whiskey Rebellion now available from Famous Smoke Shop in several size variations.

NOTABLE FLAVORS

  • Roasted Nuts
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Leather
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Hickory
  • White Pepper on the retro evolving into flavors of warm chocolate

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Cigars for review purchased from: FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP

Cigars smoked for review: 3

Cigar Smoke Rate: 93

Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano  Ligero

Binder: Indonesian Besuki

Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan

Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Nica Sueno)

 

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