You wouldn’t be surprised to find out that a former lawyer is a perfectionist, right? All those years poring the details of documents and sweating the details tend to...
You wouldn’t be surprised to find out that a former lawyer is a perfectionist, right? All those years poring the details of documents and sweating the details tend to cultivate a certain mindset that lends itself quite well to painstaking work. It’s a Type A approach to work that can lead to excellent results, or it can be kind of crippling. It all depends on how you well you can balance it.
For Rocky Patel, it’s worked out pretty well.
We’re not familiar with the exact workflow at Rocky’s factories, but we know he has a reputation for focusing closely on each and every detail, ensuring that the final product is beautiful, well made, smokes well, and is a spectacular blend worthy of his brand name. The thing is, though, Rocky can’t be there every second and making every cigar perfect is an impossible task on Planet Earth.
Tobacco leaf is also a product that grows right out of the ground, not something that’s made flawlessly in a factory. For that reason, the folks who make Rocky Patel cigars occasionally spot a cigar that just doesn’t look right. The blend is on point and the cigar is undeniably a quality smoke just like every other one that was made that day, but it’s just doesn’t have that ultra-premium look. For example, maybe the wrapper has a little bit of coloration in a spot that makes it “not pretty.” Purely for cosmetic reasons, then, the cigar gets rejected. When that happens, we get a Rocky Patel Vintage Segundo (in English, segundo means “second”).
Close your eyes and smoke them, and you won’t notice a bit of difference between these and others. They’re the same thing. We tend to close our eyes a lot when smoking anyway. The only meaningful difference will be to your wallet. In closing, if you’re looking for a gorgeous cigar that will look good in a close up for your social media smoking pictures, these may not be the ones. If you’re a person who just likes to smoke quality cigars and loves a smart deal, however, this is the stick for you.
Please browse our selection of Rocky Patel Vintage Segundos at your leisure.