The Rocky Patel II-XXVI is taking on a new form. On March 30, the company will be releasing three sizes of the 2014 batch of the cigar in honor of company founder’s Rocky Patel’s birthday.

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This year the cigar will be available in Robusto (5 x 50, $12.95), Robusto Grande (5 x 58, $13.50) and Toro (6 1/2 x 52, $13.95) formats, the latter of which was also available last year alongside a 5 1/2 x 50 robusto and torpedo (6 1/8 x 52).

The 2014 release features different packaging than the original, with orange accents on a white background. Once again 1,000 boxes of 20 will be available.

According to one company official, the blend is not the same as the original release. The company has yet to disclose details regarding the new blend. The cigars are made at the company’s TAVICUSA factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

(Via @gwwill)


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