The two new lines are expected in stores on the East Coast on Dec. 1 and on the shelves of West Coast retailers by Dec. 5.
The Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve is offered in Corojo and Maduro formats. Retailers that wish to carry the cigar will need to order it from Phillips & King.
The Tabaquero line is being discontinued, but the other Hamlet lines will remain on sale through Rocky Patel.
Proceeds from the NYTA Rocky Patel Empire are being donated to the New York Tobacconist Association to fund the organization’s efforts to help cigar shops in New York. Specifically, bills that would create a 50-cent tax cap for cigars sold in New York and another that would make it easier for cigar stores to serve alcohol.
The Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary seems likely to debut at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show. And yes, the cigar was first released in 2004.
About half of the 10 cigars in this sampler are either exclusives or very difficult to find. Inside, you’ll find cigars from Alec Bradley, Arturo Fuente, Ashton, E.P. Carrillo, J.C. Newman, My Father, Oliva, Padrón, Prometheus, Rocky Patel and Tatuaje.
Rocky Patel’s 2022 TAA Exclusive replaces the Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper found on the popular Decade with a Honduran habano wrapper.
In January 2022, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars added a fifth—and very small—vitola to its fairly new Disciple line. I take a look at the Rocky Patel Disciple Half Corona, a 3 1/2 x 46 vitola designed to provide a quick smoke.