Rocky Patel’s latest cigar creation, Burn, will make its debut on Saturday, February 25 at the Rocky Patel Cigar Lounge located inside Cigar Cave in Tampa, FL. The cigar will then be shipped to the other 32 Rocky Patel lounge accounts across the country at a yet to be determined date.

The cigar is made at Rocky Patel’s Tabacalera Villa Cuba (Tavicusa) factory, which he co-owns with Amilcar Perez, in Nicaragua. All three sizes will be offered in 20-count boxes:

  • Robusto — 5 x 50 — $152.00 MSRP
  • Toro — 6 x 52 — $162.00 MSRP
  • Titan — 8 1/2 x 60 — $186.00 MSRP

The wrapper is Ecuadorian Sumatra, while the filler and binder are a blend of proprietary Nicaraguan tobacco.

Patel owns a cigar bar in Naples, FL called Burn by Rocky Patel.

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