Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto (Single Loose Cigar)
RING GAUGE: 50
LENGTH: 5½ Inches
Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto. The team at Rocky Patel set out to create a new and unique blend for the market. During this period of experimentation one blend stood out above the rest. Blend No.6 just had something special about it. That certain ‘It’ factor. Perhaps its the Honduran Corojo wrapper leaf that sets it apart, or maybe its the finest aged Nicaraguan binder. Not to mention the perfectly paired filler leaves, grown exclusively on Rocky’s personal farm. Whatever it is, this cigar is not to be glanced over. Medium-bodied with a wealth of rich notes of earth and coffee. Subtle hints of honey and toasted bread make this cigar a true joy to smoke.
Rocky Patel is a name synonymous with great New World cigars but how did this come to be? In the 90s Rakesh Patel, also known by ‘Rocky’, was working as a lawyer to many Hollywood stars. Through time spent with actors such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rocky Patel gained a love and appreciation for cigars that little did he know would go on to change the course of his life. After some time soul searching he decided to sell his legal practice and chase his new dream of owning a cigar brand, moving to Honduras for half a decade and subsequently becoming well versed in cigar manufacturing.
From the field to the barn he made sure to soak up any and all information he could. In the early 2000s he went on to buy Indian Tabac Company and renamed them Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. Over the next few years he went on to release different Vintage Blends such as the 1990 Signature Collection Aged 12 Year Petit Belicosos.
Building upon this advantageous exposure he went on to release different lines such as the highly acclaimed Decade, Grand Reserve, Sungrown and The Edge to name but a few. From the USA to the UK the Rocky Patel brand has become part of the cigar culture with many people being attracted to the variety on offer. With now over 25 years dedicated to the perfection of his craft the readers of Cigar Journal thought it right to vote for Rocky Patel to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, a fitting honour for someone who has managed to light up all our lives.