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 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.