Episode 439: Room 101 Uncle Lee


BACKGROUND: As the name suggests, Uncle Lee is a tribute to Matt Booth’s uncle, the man who introduced him to cigars. The Uncle Lee is made with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan Corojo binder and Honduran Corojo and Dominican Piloto Cubano fillers. Pricing is set at $10 per cigar and the cigars are packaged in boxes of 10. The cigars are produced in Danlí, Honduras at the same factory responsible for producing all Room 101 cigars to date.


The Uncle Lee was officially introduced at the annual Christmas party at Stogie’s in Houston, with a wider distribution launch set for February. Initial production was set at 50,000 cigars, however it is still unclear how widely the Uncle Lee will be distributed.

The cigars come in just one size, and that’s the one I’m reviewing today; the 6.5 inch x 50 ring gauge Perfecto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon
This week’s featured libation is a regular favorite of mine. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve was brought into the portfolio in 2011. It is a big, unadulterated monstrous bomb of a bourbon. And yet, is smooth and complex.

Notably, it’s bottled at a 120 proof, so it is a monster and definitely worthy of your respect. I have tried this bourbon straight and it is just a bit too much for my palate, so I will be taking mine today with a few ice cubes.

Doc reveals his ‘Sweet Spot Bourbon’ list.

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Question/Answer about Retrohaling

Room 101 Cigars
Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon