Two new lines from Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc. will head to stores this week.

The company has already begun shipping The Edge 20th Anniversary, a new blend that commemorates two decades of the company’s popular The Edge. For this release, Rocky Patel—the company’s founder—said he went back and blended around The Edge’s original wrapper, an Ecuadorian Sumatra varietal. The end result is a 10-year-old wrapper over a Honduran habano binder and fillers from Honduras and Panama.

  • Rocky Patel The Edge 20th Anniversary Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • Rocky Patel The Edge 20th Anniversary Toro (6 x 52) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Rocky Patel The Edge 20th Anniversary Sixty (6 x 60) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)

The Edge was launched in 2004, though this release marks the 20th anniversary of when the company began working on the project. Rocky Patel currently makes The Edge in seven other variations: A-10, Candela, Connecticut, Corojo, Habano, Maduro and Sumatra.

Like the original The Edge, the 20th Anniversary is made at El Paraiso in Honduras.

Also shipping this week is DBS, short for double broadleaf selection. 

The Rocky Patel DBS uses broadleaf from Pennsylvania for one of its binders—the other binder comes from Nicaragua—and broadleaf from Nicaragua in the fillers, joined by tobacco from Honduras. Topping it all off is a Mexican San Andrés wrapper.

  • Rocky Patel DBS Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $20 (Box of 20, $400)
  • Rocky Patel DBS Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $21 (Box of 20, $420)
  • Rocky Patel DBS Sixty (6 x 60) — $23 (Box of 20, $460)

DBS is made at the company’s Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. (TAVICUSA) factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

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