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Rocky Patel Cigars

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Rocky Patel The history of Rocky Patel cigars could be described as a love story, one that takes an average Hollywood attorney with a passion for cigars and turns him into a multimillion dollar cigar brand. When smoking a Rocky Patel cigar, you can’t help but reflect on the fact that anyone can realize their dreams, no matter where they come from, as long as they have a belief in what they are doing, and a zest for the day to day work and sweat that will get them closer to their goals.

When Rocky Patel decided to leave his law practice behind, which included such clients as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gene Hackman to pursue his new found love for cigars, people thought he had lost his mind. Unlike most cigar manufacturers, Rocky did not have a family history of growing, blending, and rolling tobacco. All he had was a desire to learn the industry from the ground up, and a work ethic that got him through the trenches during his humble beginnings. Starting from field and barn work in Honduras, Rocky had a lust for learning the industry, and put a lot of hard time into creating what is now over a $25 million dollar brand.

In the 1990’s, Rocky introduced the Indian Tabac blend after teaming up with the Plasencia family, one of the largest tobacco growers in Nicaragua. He worked with this line of cigars while keeping his law practice for over a decade. In 1999, Rocky moved to Florida and sold his practice. After visiting hundreds of cigar shops and realizing that most of the hard core customers were serious cigar coinsurers, his focused turned to quality assurance. After a few years of acquiring skills in quality control with regards to growing, aging, blending, and rolling of his tobacco products, Rocky released the first Rocky Patel cigar line.

The Rocky Patel Company does not own any plantations or factories. All of the materials are purchased from growers, the Plasencia family, and produced in El Paraiso, Honduras. Rocky’s relationship with the Plasencia family can be defined as a joint venture in the way that the Plasencia’s grow the tobacco in several countries, and Rocky has the first right of refusal on all of their shipments. Rocky Patel has carte blanche in the manufacturing process and stays on top of every aspect of production, all the way up to fermentation techniques.

What does this mean for consumers? We know that Rocky is allowed to do what he wants with his controls and processes, which facilitate him to “take his passion and run with it.” When you smoke a Rocky Patel cigar, you aren’t smoking just a brand name that’s been around for centuries…but you are experiencing first hand a truly special lady that Rocky has fought long and hard for, and has groomed with his own hands to satisfy the most experienced of palates when it comes to cigar smoking.


Recognitions/Ratings/Statistics
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 and Vintage 1992 series: “Best of the Best” from Robb Report.
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto was rated 92 by Cigar Aficionado
Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Torpedo was rated 90 by Cigar Aficionado
Rocky Patel Decade cigar achieved a classic 95 rating by Cigar Aficionado. The Decade marked the 10th year of their business.
As of 2006, Rocky Patel Premium Cigar Company's annual sales exceeded $25 million.
 

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    Indian Tabac AKA Rocky Patel Makes Premium Cigars For The Ages
    Rocky Patel Cigars were founded in the mid-1990s by Rakesh Patel, though the brand was originally known as Indian Tabac. The brandís first name was derived from its initial blend that introduced a new wave of flavors to the market.
    The Rocky Patel Platinum Are Exquisite Cigars From The Series
    Rocky Patel Platinum cigars are an exquisite variety from the famous Rocky Patel series. This new and exciting brand was created by the namesake himself to be a medium to full strength, hefty cigar. This stogie was crafted at the Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. in Nicaragua.
    The Rocky Patel Nimmy D Cigar Was Named After Rocky's Cousin
    The Rocky Patel Nimmy D cigar was just one of many blends revealed by the company at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show. Named after Patelís cousin Nimish, this blend is a follow up to the Thunder, a cigar created by Nimish himself.
    Rocky Patel Bold Cigars Sport a Double Binder Giving It A Bold Flavor
    Although the brand was created in Naples, Florida, by the eponymous founder, the Rocky Patel Bold line was developed by Rockyís brother. The brand is known for their annual creations, and this maduro is one of the six new cigars released by the company in August of 2013.
    Rocky Patel Bold Cigars Offer A Sweet And Spicy Combination
    The Rocky Patel Bold cigars may get lost in all of the releases that the brand puts out, because this company presents several cigars at the IPCPR every year. This year, the blend was displayed along with five others, melding into a nice collection of smokes slated to come out late in 2013.
    A Review Of The Rocky Patel Royal A Celebrated Premium Cigar
    Aficionados say the Rocky Patel Royale Cigar is nigh unforgettable for several reasons. Its fine tobaccos and lush flavors produce an intoxicating aroma as well as a wonderfully relaxing and unforgettable smoke.
    Rocky Patel II XXVI Cigars Are Becoming A Favorite
    Rocky Patel II XXVI Cigars were launched in April, though they were initially planned to commemorate Patelís birthday with a February release.
    Rocky Patel Edge Habano Cigars Are the 6th Edition
    Rocky Patel Edge Habano CigarsThe Rocky Patel Edge Habano cigars were the sixth blend added to the Edge series. This stogie, also known as the, ďNicaraguan PuroĒ, uses only the highest quality Nicaraguan tobacco.
    Rocky Patel Private Cellar Cigars Are Released In 2012
    This cigar is of Nicaraguan origin from the binders to the fillers. Most have described this stick as full bodied and have commented on the unusually long finish that the stogie provides.
    A Review Of Rocky Patel HR 500 Commemorative Cigars
    The Rocky Patel HR 500 cigar is a celebratory stogie commemorating the 500th homerun of Gary Sheffield, and is only available in the Toro size. The flavorful blend starts at a medium-body and ends with a full-bodied strength, and the dark chocolate oily wrapper is well-constructed, holding an even b...
    Check Out The Rocky Patel Burn Series Lounge Cigar!
    Rocky Patel Burn series cigars are an exclusive stogie manufactured specifically for the Burn Lounge in Florida. Released in November 2010 at just a single location, the manufacturer has plans in the future to open two more such lounges on at least two continents.
    The Vintage 2003 Series By RP Reviewed
    The Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 cigar comes in the following sizes: a 5.5 x 50 Robusto, a 6.5 x 52 Toro, a 6.25 x 52 Torpedo, a 7 x 48 Churchill, and a 6 x 60 Sixty.
    A Review Of Rocky Patel Special Edition Humo Jaguar Edicion
    The Rocky Patel Special Edition Humo Jaguar Edicion Unica Toro cigar took first place at the annual Honduran Cigar Festival of 2011. This stick was specifically created for this prestigious event.
    Rocky Patel Zen Cigar By Nish Patel
    The Rocky Patel Zen, also known as the Rocky Patel Xen, is one of the four newest lines just out in the market today. This particular line was created by the Executive Vice President of the company, Nish Patel (brother to Rocky).
    The Rocky Patel Thunder Line Reviewed
    Rocky Patel Thunder is a line of cigars produced by Minish Desal that debuted in the summer of 2011. Rocky's cousin composed this Central American creation he aptly named the Rocky Patel Thunder.
    Rocky Patel Fifty Series Cigars Reviewed
    Rocky Patel Fifty Series Cigars were created to celebrate Rocky Patelís fiftieth birthday. There are three limited run vitolas (the robusto, toro, and torpedo) and they are made in a Nicaraguan factory.
    RP Decade Cigar Review
    A variety of Rocky Patel Decade Cigars have been smoked and assessed by a number of reviewers. One reviewer who smoked the Lonsdale gave it high marks and noted that the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper was dark and oily.
    Rocky Patel Summer Collection Cigar Review
    Overall, the Rocky Patel Summer Collection line of cigars embodies perfection from the beginning to the end. From its flawless construction, and beautiful presentation, to the metamorphosis of flavors, these cigars are winning the approval of cigar lovers everywhere. Summer just would not be the sam...
    Rocky Patel Sungrown Cigar Review
    Once the foot is lit, an immediate smoothness accompanies the full body of these cigars. Exquisite flavors such as creamy mocha infused with shots of almond and macadamia nuts coat the palate and remain consistent throughout the length of the smoke.
    Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Cigar
    As this stick approaches the final third, there are no burn issues and the fuller bodied side of the smoke starts to appear. On the back of the throat sits hints of nicotine and pepper with leather and woody flavors on the palate.
    Rocky Patel Spring Collection
    Imagine sitting outside enjoying a nice spring day with birds chirping, flowers in bloom, and a gentle breeze rustling the fresh new leaves of the nearest shade tree. Suddenly, a lull in the perfect day emerges and the realization that a Rocky Patel Spring Collection cigar is needed in order to comp...
    RP Renaissance Cigar Review
    The Robusto is excellently constructed with a well formed cap. The Colorado Maduro colored wrapper has very thin veins that pose no problems with burn properties. It has a beautifully ornate, gold and brown band with the letters MZ on the back. Interesting side note: (MZ stands for Mark Zimenski...
    Rocky Patel Bros Super Toro Review
    This is a nice looking cigar. The Maduro wrapper is dark and toothy and absent of any large veins. It looks seamless and firm and is beautifully constructed. It has a very nice looking band that features gold lettering on a black and white background. There are zero soft spots as you roll it bet...
    Rocky Patel Old World Reserve Cigars
    Visually this cigar is quite a treat. This is a nicely boxed pressed stogie with a milk chocolate wrapper fraught with veins and only one visible seam. It is nicely constructed with no tears. The band screams class with a gold leaf logo and flowers of tobacco. The bottom half of the cigar is ado...
    Rocky Patel Edge Squared Cigar
    Rocky Patel Edge Squared Maduro Torpedo is a well constructed cigar, being somewhat better than the RP vintage lines. The wrapper is dark and rich and shines with oil. This is a strong cigar, but very well balanced without being harsh. The instant you light it, the flavors appear with lots of lea...
    Rocky Patel Edge Lite Cigar
    In the cigar Industry, Rocky Patel ranks among the top 5 manufacturers. Most of his rating have been a 90 or above, showing his commitment to excellence and the popularity of his unique blends. Each of his cigars is put through a quality assurance test, which allows for a perfect draw and burn, an...
    Rocky Patel Edge
    The Rocky Patel Edge has always been a best seller since its release in 2004. Since that time, it has consistently ranked as one of the most sought-after cigars in the nation. People who prefer a powerful cigar with thick body and flavor will find these qualities in this cigar--without an outrageo...
    Rocky Patel Vintage Toro Cigar
    Sometime in the mid-1990ís, then attorney Rocky Patel was invited to get involved on the business side of one of his investments, a cigar business named Indian Tabac, and the rest is history. Patel is a self-declared perfectionist, and judging by the high quality of the cigars his company now produc...
    Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Cigars
    The Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 is a premium cigar that is justly famed as a full-flavored extravaganza. It is interesting that even though the Patel website rates the 1992 as a mild to medium-bodied cigar, most cigar smokers rank it as a medium to full-bodied cigar. In an interesting aside, Vintage 19...
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