⊗ Rocky Patel has been cranking out the hits for years, and the release of the Rocky Patel Fifty-Five Robusto cigar in 2016 shows he isn’t planning on slowing down. Long ago and not so far away, stretching back to the Indian Tabac era for you long-time fanatics, Patel was known for releasing excellent smokes that were not so easy to find.
⊗ Then he blew the doors off the biz and suddenly RP smokes were anywhere and everywhere, as we’re sure you can tell. The Fifty-Five, created in celebration of his birthday of the same number, is a journey back to Rocky’s roots. Part of his Artisan Series, and thus in actual limited release, this fine smoke if crafted of the finest Nicaraguan and Costa Rican tobaccos for a taste both familiar and fantastic.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an old fan of Rocky’s cigars or are just now beginning to explore his various smokes, the Rocky Patel Fifty-Five Robusto might be the beginning to a new appreciation of the man. Rich in character and full of surprises, like Patel himself, this stogie is a great way to kickstart the next phase in your life. Even if that’s just moving from the dinner table to your favorite smoking chair in front of the TV.
⊗ Fifty-Five is twice as nice
⊗ This year, Rocky Patel turned 55! So he celebrated the way any cigar legend would celebrate a milestone birthday. He blended an awesome cigar. Rocky Patel Fifty-Five is a new, top-shelf addition to the boutique Rocky Patel brand. Technically speaking this one’s part of Rocky’s “Artisan” Series, and is made at the company’s factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
⊗ Sitting on the top of every Rocky Patel Fifty Five is a gorgeous, reddish-brown Nicaraguan wrapper leaf. Underneath, you’ll find a tasty Costa Rican binder and Nicaraguan long-fillers. You’ll get an awesome mixture of creamy cocoa and cinnamon, with slight oak and pepper on each puff. It’s tough to compare all of Rocky’s awesome cigars, but for my money, this is one of his best blends on the market today. So let’s light one up, and wish Rocky a happy birthday in style.