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Interview: Matt Booth

Matt Booth is the owner of the Room 101 Lifestyle brand. After serving in the U.S. Marines, Booth burst on to the L.A. Scene in 2003 and launched Room 101 – a custom jewelry brand. In 2009, Booth expanded his brand into the world of premium cigars. He would team up with Camacho Cigars to launch his first cigar blend, the Room 101. Following the acquisiton of Camacho Cigars by Davidoff, Booth would continue to grow his cigar line. Now over ten cigar blends into his line, Booth has firmly entrenched himself in the Cigar industry and shows no signs of slowing down. Booth has been known to incorporate elements from his experience in the Far East while in the Marines into his branding throughout the Room 101 Brand. Booth has also certainly established himself as one of the most interesting cigar makers ever, and this interview clearly shows why.

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 72 Stogies Page.

Paul’s List

See Paul’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Will’s List

See Wil’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Mark Jr’s List

See Mark JR’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Segment: Cigar Cutters and Lighters You Carry Every Day

Q: What cigar cutters and lighters do you carry with you everyday?

I carry a triple flame, a single flame, and a Palio or Xicar cutter with me at all times. The triple flame is typically between $10-15 and the single flame is in the same price range. They are plastic, and both clear so I can see how much fluid is left in them before I leave the house. They get abused, lost, broken, whatever, I just replace them. I can’t stand it when I leave them at home and head out. For a cutter, I do keep an Xicar on the key chain. Palio is a great cutter, kind of expense to carry with you, but it does a fantastic job.

My kit has to change when I travel. I bring a box or two of long wooden matches and a cheap plastic cutter (preferably a different one each time). Lately I have been carrying a Bic lighter with me when I travel for lighting a cigar outside. Unfortunately you can’t travel with a butane torch lighter and expensive cigar cutters run the risk of getting confiscated by our crack pot TSA agents.

New Contest

Submit a 3 minute audio or video review of a cigar. Keep it under 3 minutes, tell us about the cigar (wrapper/binder/etc…), flavors and smoking experience, and your stogie geeks rating. Send it to the theshow -at- stogiegeeks -dot- com, we will pick a winner at random, air your review on the show and send you a stogie geeks Oasis sampler of 3 Oasis rated cigars

  • Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda 2013
  • Paul Garmirian Reserva Exclusiva Corona (2004)
  • Padron 1964 Anniversary Piramid Maduro