I think it’s fair to say that Rocky Patel had the only hired singer of the trade show. A Sinatra impersonator was serenading the booth for much of the trade show. As for the products, there was certainly plenty of chatter about the company introducing hundreds of new SKUs ahead of FDA regulations, but most of them certainly were not on display at the trade show. There were new products, but not that many more from what I’ve come to expect from a Rocky Patel trade show.

Rocky Patel Booth IPCPR 2016

One thing that was different was disclosure. While Patel was willing to talk about the details of the blends, he asked I not write about them because of FDA regulations. So, I’ll honor that request except when it’s disclosed otherwise.

Rocky Patel Catch 22 Connecticut

Rocky Patel Catch 22 Connecticut

If you’ve been reading trade show coverage from yours truly, you probably aren’t surprised to hear about another new Connecticut-wrapped cigar at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

  • Rocky Patel Catch 22 Rothchild (4 1/2 x 50) — $4.75 (Boxes of 50, $237.50)
  • Rocky Patel Catch 22 Toro (6 x 52) — $5.10 (Boxes of 22, $112.20)
  • Rocky Patel Catch 22 Double Corona (7 1/2 x 52) — $5.30 (Boxes of 22, $116.60)
  • Rocky Patel Catch 22 Sixty (6 x 60) — $5.95 (Boxes of 22, $130.90)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Rocky Patel Dark Dominican

Rocky Patel Dark Dominican

As the name implies, this cigar is being produced in the Dominican Republic though Patel was not even privately disclosing where.

  • Rocky Patel Corona (5 1/2 x 42) — $9.05 (Boxes of 20, $181)
  • Rocky Patel Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $9.55 (Boxes of 20, $191)
  • Rocky Patel Churchill (7 x 49) — $9.95 (Boxes of 20, $199)
  • Rocky Patel Supremo (6 x 54) — $10 (Boxes of 20, $200)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Rocky Patel The Edge Howitzer Connecticut

Rocky Patel The Edge Howitzer Connecticut

Not sure if it’s The Edge Connecticut or The Edge Howitzer Connecticut.

  • Rocky Patel The Edge Howitzer Connecticut (7 x 70) — $10.45 (Boxes of 10, $104.50)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Rocky Patel Fifty-Five

Rocky Patel Fifty-Five

Rocky Patel, the person, turned 55 this year so there’s a new cigar to celebrate. As mentioned in the video below, all four sizes are 55 ring gauge and all use new models that are tapered on both ends.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Costa Rica
  • Filler: Nicaragua

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

  • Rocky Patel Fifty-Five Corona (4 x 55) — $9.25 (Boxes of 20, $185)
  • Rocky Patel Fifty-Five Robusto (5 1/2 x 55) — $10.30 (Boxes of 20, $206)
  • Rocky Patel Fifty-Five Toro (6 1/2 x 55) — $11.40 (Boxes of 20, $228)
  • Rocky Patel Fifty-Five Titan (8 x 55) — $13.50 (Boxes of 10, $135)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Rocky Patel Platinum Limited Edition

A new extension to the Platinum line.

  • Rocky Patel Platinum Limited Edition Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $11.05 (Boxes of 20, $221)
  • Rocky Patel Platinum Limited Edition (6 1/2 x 52) — $11.60 (Boxes of 20, $232)
  • Rocky Patel Platinum Limited Edition (6 1/8 x 52) — $11.80 (Boxes of 20, $236)

Rocky Patel Prohibition Connecticut

Rocky Patel Prohibition Connecticut

It’s another Connecticut extension to an existing line.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed Connecticut
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • Rocky Patel Prohibition Connecticut Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $8.15 (Jars of 16, $130.40)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Rocky Patel Fifty Five

Rocky Patel Special Edition

It’s another medium-full release from Rocky Patel with some extremely well done packaging.

  • Rocky Patel Special Edition Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $9.95 (Boxes of 10, $99.50)
  • Rocky Patel Special Edition Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $10.35 (Boxes of 10, $103.50)
  • Rocky Patel Special Edition Sixty (6 x 60) — $11.50 (Boxes of 10, $115)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes Bala

Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes Bala

The event-only size of the Hamlet line is now heading for sale.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: Brazil and Mexico
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes Bala (5 3/4 x 58/50) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.