RoMa Craft Ships Firecracker to Two Guys Smoke Shop
The much-anticipated CroMagnon Firecracker from Roma Craft Tobac is leaving Nica Sueno today and headed toward New Hampshire’s Two Guys Smoke Shop.
On May 19, 2007, Two Guys Smoke Shop owner David Garofalo asked Jose “Don” Pepin Garcia to roll him a short cigar and to put a long pig tail on it. And so the birth of the firecracker came from an idea. The cigar has seen versions made by My Father Cigars, Jose Dominguez, Iconic Leaf and La Flor Dominicana as well as a slightly larger version called the M80 from Tatuaje.
This year Skip Martin and Mike Rosales were asked to make the Firecracker and after a short delay in getting the boxes due to Nicaragua imposing a ban on harvesting trees, the cigar is headed from Esteli, Nicaragua to Nashua, New Hampshire.
According to Skip Martin, “I’m not sure if it is the ambient humidity, size or the closed nature of the CroMagnon Firecracker, but this is probably the most raw cigar we have ever produced out of the factory. It just seems to be getting stronger instead of more balanced. It definitely lives up to the name.”
The CroMagnon Firecracker will measure 3.5” x 50, using a U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro Wrapper. It is expected to be full bodied and full flavored. There will be just 200 boxes made with 20 Firecracker Cigars in each box all adorning the CroMagnon name.
The CroMagnon contains a long-filler, full-bodied blend of some of the world’s most sought after tobaccos. The filler leaf for this blend was acquired from three separate growing regions in Nicaragua: Esteli, Condega and a small farm north of Esteli on the Honduran border. This third leaf, a ligero, will bring a strong, smoky, savory flavor to the blend. When combined with the sweet characteristics of the broadleaf maduro wrapper, and the exotic bite of the Cameroon binder and the clean finish of its viso and seco companions, the blend is expected to deliver deep rich tobacco flavors present in the CroMagnon line.
Prices for the 2016 CroMagnon Firecracker are expected to be $119.99 per box of 20 and available only at Two Guys Smoke Shop and should arrive the last week of June.