Rocky Patel Fifty
Many of the cigar companies that formed during or before this time didn’t survive the cigar boom. And, like many of those companies, Rocky was still learning the ropes and a long way from the Rocky Patel sticks we crave today. Unlike his peers who didn’t survive the boom, the Indian Tabac Cigar Co. did, though ultimately Patel and Zanghi split up, and Rocky Patel Premium Cigars was eventually born.
In 2011, Rocky Patel Fifty cigars were initially a limited edition release to celebrate Rocky’s 50th birthday. Now the cigars are back by popular demand, though the release is limited to small batches once again. Also, the new release is only available in the toro shape.
Rocky Patel Fifty cigars are medium to full in body, complex, and well-balanced. At their core is a filler blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos aged up to eight years. This blend puts in work on a tidy Ecuador Habano wrapper. It all leads to a creamy smoke with sweetness, raisins, fresh-cut grass, and black pepper flavor notes.
Cigar Aficionado awarded Rocky Patel Fifty cigars the 2012 No.8 spot in their annual Top 25 Cigars list and awarded the blend a 93 rating.
Please enjoy Rocky Patel Fifty cigars at your leisure.
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Rocky Patel Fifty FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Raisins, black pepper, fresh-cut grass, sweetness.
What’s the strength level?
Medium to Full.
Who is this cigar for?
If you loved the first release of Rocky Patel Fifty cigars or missed it, this one’s for you.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
Oh, absolutely. This complex smoke is intriguing and smooth all the way to the finish line.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout. The subtle oatmeal notes in this stout will provide a nice backdrop for the raisin note in this cigar. The addition of nitro to the can makes it one creamy stout. Absolutely delicious.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
The first choice is your 50th birthday. Otherwise, toast up a Rocky Patel Fifty over drinks when an old friend is in town.
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