This months new world cigar brand of the month is Rocky Patel Cigars, if you haven't read our post about the brand and it's history you can check it out HERE. Each week we focus on one of the cigars from the brand that we think is an exceptional example.
This week our cigar of the week is the Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto one of Rocky's newer releases in the UK it had already become an international best seller. If that wasn't enough success, it also won Honduran Cigar of the year a couple of weeks ago in the prestigious Cigar Journal awards!
So why have we chosen the Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto (5.5x50) as this weeks cigar of the week?
Firstly, (even before it won the Cigar Journal Honduran Cigar of the award) it had been one of my favourite new world cigars of the year. I still remember the first box of these we received and we were one of the first UK cigar retailers to have them so I hadn't seen them in advance. Everything aesthetically about these cigars is stunning, utterly stunning. The box is a work of art, on opening it up you are greeted by a line up of perfectly matched chestnut coloured cigars with an oversized black band with gold edging, the foot also has a small band around it also in the same colours. Finally the cigars are wrapped white ribbon. It's one of those boxes of cigars you open for the first time step back, look at and just think hell yeah... Of course, no cigar can survive on looks alone!
Secondly, probably more important than the aesthetics is the cigar and how it smokes. I will be bold here (especially given how successful the Rocky Patel ALR II has been) and say that I think this is the best cigar that Rocky Patel have put out for some time. The construction is flawless and the draw on every Number 6 I've smoked has been excellent. It's a great credit to the rolling team at the El Paraiso factory. I tend to stay away from commenting on flavour profiles of cigars as they are so subjective, but I will say that there is a very unusual characteristic to this offering from Rocky Patel - it has a slightly sweet edge to it. The Rocky Patel Number 6 has a 93 point rating from Cigar Aficionado and won Honduran Cigar of the year - It is genuinely exceptional and I suspect will become one of the legendary lines from Rocky in the years to come, it may also do very well in the Cigar Aficionado Top 25 cigars of the year awards!
Finally, price! Even before the special offer below, the price point for this cigar is remarkable value. Cheap, no, but compared to many other cigars at the same price point in the UK this one really does deliver serious bang for the buck!
Check out this weeks special offer on the Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto cigars
As always, stay smokey, stay safe, Pete