- World renowned as an expert tobacco blender and master cigar roller, Hamlet Paredes has spent 25 years honing his craft. Paredes was born in Cuba, but immigrated to the United States with the help of Rocky Patel. Hamlet now works for Rocky at Burn in Naples, Florida, and has created some of the finest cigar blends on the market today.
- To mark his quarter of a century in the cigar business, Hamlet has blended an absolute gem fitting of the milestone. Medium in body, Rocky Patel Hamlet 25th Year utilizes hearty Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers which are masked by a rich Ecuador Habano wrapper. This cigar exudes notes of cedar, coffee, and a slight spice at the finish, an experience that shows off Hamlet’s expertise with fine tobaccos.
SIZE & FIT
Ring Gauge 50 Length 5.5″ Strength Duration 60 – 90 Mins
- The Hamlet 25th Year is the second brand developed by renowned Cuban cigar blender and master roller, Hamlet Paredes. Crafted in Nicaragua, this medium-bodied cigar features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Pennsylvania Broadleaf binder, and fillers hailing from Nicaragua and Honduras. Hamlet 25th Year honors the achievements of Hamlet Paredes’ body of work through a quarter-century in the cigar industry, delivering all the quality for which Hamlet is known.
In the early 1990s, the premium cigar market began to drastically change. Rocky Patel lived and worked in Los Angeles as an entertainment and product liability lawyer. Through a friend, Rocky was introduced to cigars and became instantly fascinated by them. He joined the Grand Havana Club in Los Angeles as one of its founding members. While dabbling in various investment ventures, Rocky was approached with a business plan to manufacture cigars. It was still the early days of the cigar boom, and Rocky was still apprehensive. However, the investment was made, and the inaugural Indian Tabac cigars rolled in Honduras began to flourish on the American market.