The #7 cigar of 2015 with a jaw-dropping 94 rating from Cigar Aficionado!Many people now appreciate a cigar aesthetic called “rustic chic,” which was pioneered in part in the...
The #7 cigar of 2015 with a jaw-dropping 94 rating from Cigar Aficionado!
Many people now appreciate a cigar aesthetic called “rustic chic,” which was pioneered in part in the modern era by Rocky Patel. Part of what makes the Edge cigars rustic is using natural wrappers with a rough look, instead of focusing on perfect smoothness and a wrapper that looks like it came out of a machine. You can also see some of this approach found in Tatuaje and other cigars. Of course, Patel didn’t invent this approach – it’s basic enough and any humble home-rolled smoke made over the last 300 years probably qualified – but he did help bring it to the mass market.
Rocky Patel Edge cigars were initially unbanded, and sold in a simple wooden box. This presentation was copied often enough that Patel eventually had to commission a band for the cigars so smokers wouldn’t get confused by other companies’ products (or so he says). They come in a variety of wrappers and styles, so we’ll take each one in turn.
Rocky Patel Edge Habano
This is the version that took Cigar Aficionado’s top honors. It’s packed with Nicaraguan tobacco from Estelí, Condega, and Jalapa, and delivers the flavors of hickory, leather, and spice with perfect balance and richness.
Please browse our selection of Rocky Patel The Edge cigars at your leisure.