Rocky Patel

Rocky Patel White Label Toro

Few companies approach new products launched at the annual PCA Convention & Trade Show with as predictable of a manner as Rocky Patel Premium Cigars,…

Sixty by Rocky Patel Toro

Here’s the obligatory opening line about a new cigar that is being released for a special occasion. You’ve read it before and I’ve written it…

Rocky Patel Disciple Robusto

During the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show, Rocky Patel showed off a new blend which is one of three new lines the company will…

Rocky Patel Quarter Century Toro

It’s a story that’s been told on CNBC. The year was 1995 and a Los Angeles-based attorney named Rakesh “Rocky” Patel teamed up with Phil Zanghi to…

Hamlet 2020 Robusto

Five years ago, one of the most famous rollers in Cuba teamed up with one of the most well-known non-Cuban cigar manufacturers. That roller was…

Rocky Patel Winter Collection Toro (2020)

In a year when something new seemingly got turned upside down every day, it would only make sense that winter would arrive in July. Not…

Rocky Patel TAA 2020 Exclusivo

If you’ve been following the cigars reviewed on halfwheel for the last month or so, you’ve likely been rather familiar with a three-letter combination: T, A,…

Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Mareva

Custom blends have been made for any number of different celebrations and events over the years, but one of the newest releases from Rocky Patel…

Hamlet 25th Year Corona

Last fall, as I was ordering cigars from Up Down Cigar of Chicago, Phil Ledbetter, the store’s manager, informed me that in addition to what…

Rocky Patel ALR Second Edition Robusto

There is something refreshing when a cigar maker just comes out and calls a cigar what it is, as Rocky Patel did last year with…

Rocky Patel LB1 Sixty

When cigar blends are being developed—much like many other man-made creations—sometimes they get names, sometimes they get codes, sometimes it’s just “that new blend we’re…