Today, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars (RPPC) announced a new brand the be debuted at the IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, ALR. ALR stands for Aged, Limited, and Rare. This is the first in the series that plans to run for years to come. The project started three years ago when Rocky blended a special small batch cigar that he would only order a run of 100,000. He decided it would be a good cigars to age and this became the first ALR.
Rocky Patel Premium Cigars (RPPC) has announced a new vitola to its Hamlet 25th Year line, a Salomon size. The new vitola was shown off at this summer’s IPCPR trade show and will be shipping late October. Like the rest of the line, it was created by Cuban cigar blender and master roller, Hamlet Paredes.
The packaging for the Fifteenth Anniversary cigar from Rocky Patel Premium Cigars (RPPC) is getting a makeover. These packaging changes will be introduced at the upcoming 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. The new look packaging will begin shipping to cigar shops soon after. The blend in the Fifteenth Anniversary cigar will not change.
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"This cigar fits perfectly into the casual smoke category for me. Something that I would enjoy either at a crowded event or when I am relaxing with a book or a movie. Somewhere that I wouldn't want a complex and deep cigar that is begging for my attention. It was the kind of cigar where you probably aren't going to run out and tell your buddies about it, but you are quite content to be smoking it." -David (Cigar Memoir)
This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.
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"Overall this was a pretty good smoke. The flavors were spicy and smokey and left a tingle on the palate. The restricted airflow hindered my opinion a touch but still not a bad cigar. The firmness of the cigar allowed me to chew on it a bit more than usual which i enjoyed. Aroma excellent throughout. " -Adam B. (Bushboy)
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"Smoke was enjoyable and relaxing. Smooth throughout and no effort once past the tight draw. Flavors were complex enough to provide change throughout smoking experience. Retrohale was very flavourful." -Diana (ArmyRN)
Santa Clara (the wholesale arm of JR Cigar) has announced a maduro version of one of its most popular exclusive cigars, Rocky Patel Freedom. Rocky Patel Freedom Maduro will be the third in the Freedom line following the original which is a medium-to-full-bodied smoke with an Ecuadorian wrapper, first created to represent Rocky’s continued effort to fight for the cigar industry’s freedom, and the Connecticut version.
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"I truly appreciated the various transitions of richness and sweetness this cigar offered during each third. While not all of the flavors were in my wheelhouse, most of them were. I was impressed at how well the combinations worked together." -Gregg (McGreggor57)
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"This is an exceptionally fine cigar. The complexity and balance of flavor was amazing. The transitions seemed to be constant, although many of them were small. I truly can't think of anything that would have made this cigar better." -Rob (Cigar Federation)