Rocky Patel Royale earns "Top 10 Cigars of the Year" honors for 2014 by Cigar Aficionado Magazine!
The Rocky Patel Royale Series – Long live the king!
The chariot awaits at the steps of your castle to take you on a journey with The Rocky Patel Royale Series. A world of flavors awaits you as you whisk yourself away with this uncanny cigar that cigar mogul Rocky Patel has devised. Truly worthy of a knights round table with the king at its center. This is the cigar that was made for the royal family, and the royal cigar connoisseur.
The Rocky Patel Royale series is a medium to full bodied smoke. This isn’t a Royale with cheese folks. This complex cigar boasts some of the best flavors you’ve ever had in a stick packed with tobaccos only the king and his royal court would know. The Rocky Patel Royale explodes with flavors the moment you light it up, from sweet spices to roasted almonds, and subtle hints of leather and earthy undertones. The perfect blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers are masterfully packed into this box pressed wonder stick. It all comes together full circle with a smooth Ecuadorian Sumatra Wrapper.
No more shall a king and his royal court be summoned to the games empty handed without a celebratory cigar to commemorate the winners! You can truly transport you and your friends to a time where kings were worshipped and the drinks flowed like the rivers of the forest with the Rocky Patel Royale series. Your medieval humidor will thank you for entrusting it with this fine cigar. Stop by our royal lounge and order a mug of our mightiest ale and a rack of lamb, then we’ll grab a box of Rocky Patel Royale’s for you and light up together. Nothing can end a night of festivities and royalty like a good Rocky Patel Royale.
This is what Cigar Aficionado had to say about the #5 Cigar of 2014
"Rocky Patel has been in the cigar business for nearly 20 years. His new Royale, which has been on sale since 2013, might be his finest creation ever.
Patel got his start by having cigars made for him in Honduras. Over the years he has sought increasing control over his cigars, and today he relies more on Nicaragua than any other country. The Royale comes from his Tabacalera Villa Cubana S.A. factory, located in the manufacturing mecca for Nicaraguan cigars, Estelí, where Patel is making an increasing number of his cigar brands. In addition to rolling cigars in Nicaragua, Patel uses an enormous amount of Nicaraguan tobacco in his blends. He recently embarked on a plan to begin growing some of his own.
The Rocky Patel Royale is crafted with two binder leaves of contrasting look and style: Connecticut shade, a light, thin leaf known for its mild flavor, and Connecticut broadleaf, a thick, rugged leaf with a brawny earthy flavor. This lends complexity to the blend, which is held together by a comely Ecuador Havana wrapper leaf.
The Royale is a rich, spicy smoke, with pleasant hints of chocolate. It’s a delicious cigar, giving Patel his best-ever showing in a Cigar Aficionado Top 25 test." Credit: Cigar Aficionado Magazine