You might not know it, but the RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 cigar is a declaration of war.
That's right! To the delight of rebellious cigar smokers everywhere, RoMa Craft is sending a not-so-subtle message to the government with the Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 (or to any history buffs in the government, anyway).
RoMa Craft launched the Intemperance cigar line to protest the changes in tobacco taxes and regulations that threaten innovation in the cigar market. It's hard to get new cigars approved by the FDA and when they are, they're taxed pretty strongly. RoMa thought it was time to take a stand and they did it by releasing a new line of craft cigars named after the last time that the government tried to stop people from enjoying themselves: the Temperance movement and Prohibition. Thanks to figures like Al Capone, who was seldom seen without a cigar, Prohibition didn't exactly stop people from drinking.
We'll smoke an Intemperance to that.
But the Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 is taking the strongest stand in RoMa Craft’s line: it refers back to America's first civil war back in the days of George Washington. Whiskey distillers had kept the revolution going with their all-American hooch, allowing the patriots to ditch rum, which relied on British imports. But then Alexander Hamilton decided to tax the distillers for their troubles as soon as the war was over. So they took up arms to show the government that you don't mess with moonshiners. Oh and get this – each vitola is named after one of the politicians who were responsible for the misguided tax.
Putting symbolism aside for the moment, the RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 is a damn good cigar. It combines a spicy Ecuadorian Habano tobacco wrapper and hearty Nicaraguan and Dominican long-filler with an almost unheard-of Indonesian Bezuki binder. Unlike the mellow and aromatic Sumatra leaf, Bezuki tobacco doesn't mess around: it's pure mesquite smoke and spice and adds a lot of oomph to the blend. This RoMa Craft cigar starts with loads of pepper, leather, earth, and smoky barbecue wood notes from the Bezuki. But the spice recedes in the second half for a creamy and balanced smoke with flavors of rich espresso, wet earth, and mesquite.
Feeling like a Libertarian? Or a straight-up revolutionary? Fire one up and drop a big fat F-bomb to the feds, boys. It’s still a free country.
Please browse our selection of RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 cigars at your leisure.