Contest Day #2 – RoMa Craft Tobac (and Day #1 Winner)

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Day #1 winner is at the bottom of the post.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with RoMa Craft Tobac, here is an excerpt from, online home of RoMa Craft Tobac:

RoMa Craft Tobac was formed in 2012 by Michael Rosales and Skip Martin combining the operations of their two companies, Costa Rican Imports, LLC and Galveston Bay Tobacco, LLC. The combined company holds the CroMagnon, CroMagnon Aquitaine, Intemperance, Adrians Costa Rica, and Hava Cigar brands and manages manufacturing operations in Esteli, Nicaragua and San Jose, Costa Rica.”

Now, we are all familiar with Skip. Skip is, and always has been one of the most stand up, and genuine guys in the industry. Not to mention someone I would like to call my friend. I spent some time with him on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, and I have to say, the guy is exactly as his online persona appears. Within 5 minutes of meeting him, he had already pissed off an American Airlines flight attendant while in line to buy gummi-bears. That being said, he made the trip fun, and interesting with his funny stories, crazy late-night shenanigans, and his constant singing of old-skool hip hop.

Not only is Skip a great guy, but he and Michael really know their stuff. Their debut blend, the CroMagnon is proof of that. You can read my review here, which I can openly say that I, along with many others loved. Here we are a year or so later and Skip and Michael have teamed up again, along with their newly established factory to bring you, the Intemperance. This release is hot off the press, and if I am not mistaken Skip’s wife Angela had just made mention that she was dropping off some of the first pre-orders for shipping! Here is a little info about the blend:

The Intemperance Volstead Sampler contains all eight cigars in the liga.
Intemperance is presented in two capa varietals. Each contains four vitolas, two parejos and two figurados:

Intemperance EC XVIII – Ecuador Connecticut

The Charity, a 4 x 46 Petito, $5.00
The Virtue, a 4 1/2 x 52 Short Robusto, $6.00
The Faith, a 5 x 50 Short Perfecto, $6.50
The Industry, a 5 1/2 x 54 Belicoso, $7.00

Intemperance BA XXI – Brazil Arapiraca

The Intrigue, a 4 x 46 Petito, $5.00
The Avarice, a 4 1/2 x 52 Short Robusto, $6.00
The Envy, a 5 x 50 Short Perfecto, $6.50

Gotta love Skips naming conventions, probably the best, and most original in the industry. Anywho, if you would like more information on the cigar you can visit Hava Cigar Shop here, and even order directly from the site. Browse around, Skip has started to fill the shop with some awesome swag along with cigars. You can also stay up to date with RoMa Craft Tobac by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Want to be one of the first ones with this cigar? Here is your chance. RoMa Craft Tobac has offered up 1 full, Volstead sampler. That’s right, all 8 cigars in the line could be yours.

Entry is simple, I want you guys to think of a cigar line. Your personal blend, something that you hold dear to you. Now think about the sizes you would make, and what you would name each one. I really think that Skip has a knack for his vitola titles, and I want to see how creative you guys can get! Leave a comment below with your sizes and titles and we will pick one lucky winner to receive an Intemperance Volstead sampler directly from RoMa Craft Tobac!

Again, 18 years or older ONLY. The winner will be announced tomorrow.

And of course, onto the winner of our contest, Day #1 – Bonita Smoke Shop.

Before announcing the winner, I wanted to post a few of the entries from people who allowed me to post their pictures. I loved the creativity, and some of them literally made me crack up when opening them. It’s also nice to put a face to so many of you people.

Corey - As long as it's not a Flyer, I'm OK with that.

Paul - Who I am assuming is smoking at work. Lucky dog. (Cool Pink Hanger)

Michael - Mean looking dude with a pretty colored wall.

Leo - with his badass Humi-Clock. Look at that proud, proud man.

Keith - who promised to give me this watch. So kind of you man, so kind.

Josh - Time for a cigar indeed.

Jmulley - with his beautiful little one (and an awesome hat)!

Jesus - who had to travel a long way to get all the way up to the clock.

Jeremy - Getting all sorts of creative (and a little creepy).

Jeff - Alas, the man behind the curtain!

Jake - this is his email to me: " Please don't judge me based on this photo. I wasn't ready. My eye itched. It was taken by a midget. A sleepy midget. a sleepy, cranky midget. A sleepy, cranky midget that doesn't care what contest it's for, who only wants to snap this awful picture and go to bed. Pick any excuse you want, just don't think I look like this all the time." I'm telling your wife what you called her.

Doogie - keeping it real.

Derek - showing us the goods, making our mouths water.

David - awesome picture, vacation time. something that I really need.

And…. our winner, from a Galaxy far, far away.:

Lupe - yes, appearently that's a guys name too, lighting it up, sith style.


Tony Casas is a 32 year old Creative Managing/Webdesigning/Craft Beer Drinking Cigar smoker from El Paso, Texas. When he isn't loving his wife he is either sleepy, hungry, or suffering from a headache.


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