The Rocky Mountain Cigar festival is always a great event with good people, and awesome vendors. It has been growing steadily since it’s inception in 2011. Unfortunately I was deathly ill last year and wasn’t able to attend and see the new venue. This year I was feeling great and ready to smoke, and it didn’t disappoint. Joined by our panelist Jack, we conquered almost the entire festival.
We are pleased to present our 2nd annual Blind Man’s Puff Top 25 Cigars of the Year.
“This was one of the 2 or 3 best cigars I have reviewed for BMP this year. The flavors hit me just right, the smoke was wonderfully smooth and creamy, and it was about as low maintenance a stick as you could ever ask for. Based on smoking this one stick alone, I would go out and buy a box tomorrow. I am anxiously awaiting the reveal.” -Dave (mdwest)
“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)
“I really enjoyed this cigar quite a bit. It had a mellow and smooth smoke for almost the entire time, never harsh and never bitter. I kept thinking while I was smoking that this would be a great late spring or summer smoke because it was so bright tasting. It had a fresh upbeat taste that was medium-full in flavor, so it would be a great way to end the day. Nicely constructed too made it a big hit for me.” -Paul (pmr1010)
The Rocky Patel Royale was release in 2013 and uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. The Robusto comes in at 5”x52 and carries an MSRP of $8.95.