With only a few short weeks to go until the big IPCPR show, Rocky Patel has provided a few sneak peeks as to what’s in store for the brand this year.

In 2014, Rocky turned some heads at the show, introducing both the Super Ligero and the Prohibition. Both cigars showed a different side for the brand, having a more craft/boutique feel.

It appears as though the brand may have a few tricks up their sleeve for this year’s trade show as well… Recently, Rocky has been dropping hints on a new project, which has finally been announced as Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes. Hamlet is known as one of the top rollers in the world, and has recently (early 2015) made the move from Cuba to the US. Fans of Hamlet know him for his work at Romeo y Julieta and Partagás, though he will now be rolling for Rocky Patel, currently at Rocky’s BURN lounge in Naples, FL.

The first project between Rocky and Hamlet consists of a San Andrés wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers and a double binder (it appears) from Brazil & Mexico. Hamlet is known to roll difficult sizes and this cigar will feature 5 vitolas selected by Mr. Paredes.

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Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes vitolas include:

  • Corona 5 ½” x 42
  • Salomon 7 ½” x 58
  • Robusto Grande 5″ x 54
  • Toro 6″ x 52
  • Robusto 5″ x 50

Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes cigar announcement

Rocky will also be releasing a cigar for its 20th anniversary, as well as a new variation of the popular Sun Grown line in a maduro varietal.

Aside from an all-new presentation, the Sun Grown Maduro trades out the usual Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper for a dark Connecticut Broadleaf, arriving in 5 sizes.

Sun Grown Maduro vitolas include:

  • Rothschild 4 ½” x 50
  • Lancero 7 ½” x 38
  • Petite Belicoso 5 ½” x 52
  • Toro 6″ x 52
  • Sixty 6″ x 60

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro cigar announcement

Fans are quite familiar with the popular Decade & Fifteenth Anniversary cigars, now there will be a new addition to the Anniversary line. The box-pressed cigars incorporate a Honduran wrapper over fillers of Estelí, Jalapa, and Jamastran tobaccos—the binder is not mentioned.

20th Anniversary vitolas include:

  • Rothschild 4 ½” x 50
  • Lancero 7 ½” x 38
  • Robusto Grande 5″ x 54
  • Toro 6″ x 52
  • Sixty 6″ x 60



Pricing for the new lines will be announced at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans.

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