⊗ The Rocky Patel Prohibition is not only a superb cigar with a great draw and excellent construction but also a message to the FDA. This cigar created a big buzz during the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas. The Prohibition in the 1920’s was unsuccessfully attempt by the FDA to ban alcohol and now they are attempting to do the same with cigars by regulating it. Rocky Patel sends a strong yet creative message by packing the Prohibition cigars in glass jars and wooden crates, the exact same way that moonshine bootleggers did as well. The Rocky Patel Prohibition comes in two ways: in a San Andres maduro wrapper and in a beautiful sweet and rich Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. The Connecticut broadleaf blend is a medium bodied cigar with aromas of pepper, cocoa, sweetness, and leather with creamy white ash. The San Andres maduro line is a medium-to-full bodied cigar that has a classic maduro espresso color with tantalizing aromas of hazelnut, white pepper, coffee, nut, and earthy notes. Both Prohibition cigars provide a great burn and draw with an ideal burn rate. Not only does this cigar come packaged in a unique way for cigar aficionados but it features complex flavors and construction that novice smokers can enjoy and cigar enthusiast will appreciate.
⊗ Rocky Patel Prohibition Toro Maduro San Andres (6 1/2″ x 52) is a beautiful medium-bodied cigar handmade in Nicaragua using Nicaraguan fillers and binders all wrapped in a tasty San Andres Maduro wrapper from Mexico.
⊗ 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.