March 22, 2013 — To celebrate Rocky’s birthday on 2/26 we have released one of Rocky’s favorite personal blends from our factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The II-XXVI (2-26) are packed in beautiful handcrafted wood with a piano finish. The II-XXVI is limited, so there are only 1,000 boxes available in each size.

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  • Robusto ($12.95)
  • Toro ($13.95)
  • Torpedo ($14.95)

Tasting Notes: medium to full-bodied with rich complex flavors consisting of white pepper and dark chocolate. It’s a tasty smoke whose bold leather and coffee notes are accented by a solid oaky essence.

Wrapper: Broadleaf
Binder: San Andreas
Filler: Brazilian Matafina, Nicaraguan Condega, Jamastran Valley, Ometepe 

First ship date: Apr. 15th, 2013

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.