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Top 5 Best Rocky Patel Cigars

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Fans of Rocky Patel appreciate the man’s charisma as much as they do his cigars. Rocky Patel segued from a successful career as an attorney in Hollywood in the mid-1990s to become a full-fledged cigar-maker in the midst of the Cigar Boom. Rocky began with a modest brand, Indian Tabac, which caught the attention of premium cigar retailers, consumers, and critics thanks to his relentless promotion of it. By 2003, Rocky made the decision to transition away from Indian Tabac to focus on the eponymous Rocky Patel cigars we know and enjoy today. It was a somewhat calculated risk and one that paid off. While a handful of Rocky’s early enthusiasts remember Indian Tabac fondly, there are far more Rocky Patel cigars to smoke these days. The Rocky Patel portfolio blossoms with a continual mix of premium cigars, new and old. Navigating them can be daunting for those less familiar with Rocky’s core brands. Below, we’ve untangled the maze, and we’re taking you straight to the top 5 Rocky Patel cigars in his brand’s extensive library.

#1 - Rocky Patel Mulligans

Because Rocky Patel is an insatiable cigar-maker who works tirelessly expanding his portfolio, not every cigar he creates makes it into his production schedule. But, that doesn’t mean they’re inferior to his core releases. The Rocky Patel Mulligans franchise was developed to showcase many of Rocky’s finest cigars with a generous discount applied to the price. Most sell for between $1.50 and $2.50 apiece. The original ‘RP’ Mulligans blend consists of an oily Cuban-seed wrapper and a premium interior of well-aged long-fillers in five classic shapes. Notes of leather, black pepper, and cedar introduce a smoky sweetness in every puff. In addition to the original blend, there’s a Rocky Patel Mulligans for nearly every cigar lover thanks to a wide collection of wrapper options, shapes, and tasting profiles. Sample one of our bestselling assortments like the 10-count Rocky Patel Mulligans ‘Aces’ Collection or the 20-cigar Rocky Patel Mulligans Monster Deal, and tour the Mulligans portfolio in all its glory.

Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano

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#2 - Rocky Patel Decade

Among Rocky’s highest rated cigar is Rocky Patel Decade. The blend scored an impressive 95 points from Cigar Aficionado following its debut in 2007. Medium to full-bodied flavors of cedar, spices, and almond bless the palate with hints of dried cherries. Handcrafted in Honduras, Rocky blended a proprietary recipe of Nicaraguan tobaccos under a shimmering Ecuador Sumatra wrapper leaf in a handful of iconic sizes. Rocky Patel Decade starts around $11 per cigar and should be one of your first stops when you’re exploring Rocky’s finest.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

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#3 - Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro

The second cigar in Rocky’s portfolio to score 95 points in Cigar Aficionado was also ranked the ‘#2 Cigar of the Year’ for 2016. Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro delivers an attractive profile of dark cocoa, earth, almond, and chestnut notes with a sweet finish. A delicious and toothy Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper marries a rich, full-bodied combo of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos in a series of top-selling sizes. Put Sun Grown Maduro on your radar for around $10 to $12 apiece.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

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#4 - Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary

Rocky Patel fittingly celebrated his fifteenth year in the premium cigar industry with the premiere of Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary cigars in 2011. The blend earned a spot in Cigar Aficionado’s ‘Top 10 Cigars of the Year’ and a 93-point score from the critics. Tasting notes of espresso, earth, and wood mingle in a medium to full-bodied profile in a collection of popular formats. A succulent Ecuador Habano wrapper leaf encapsulates a hearty core of vintage Nicaraguan long-fillers.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano

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#5 - Rocky Patel The Edge

Rocky Patel The Edge remains a standout smoke in Rocky’s arsenal thanks to its full-bodied, full-flavored profile of hearty and zesty tasting notes. The original blend is drawn from a potent combination of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos finished in a spicy Corojo wrapper leaf in four classic shapes. The Edge is also blended with a slightly sweeter Maduro wrapper. Both versions sell for around $7 to $9 per cigar. Taste a top seller from Rocky that’s packaged in rugged, rustic-looking boxes with a simple band at the foot. The Edge impresses with a plethora of complex flavors despite its no-frills reputation.

Strength: Full
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Corojo

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