Cigar of the Week

Cigar of the Week: Rocky Patel 1999 Vintage Connecticut

Rocky Patel 1999 Vintage
The Rocky Patel 1999 Vintage Connecticut

This is the first of what I hope will be a regular feature on a Cigar of the Week post. I love a good cigar, so it generally made sense to me to start blogging about them.

The first cigar up (please disregard the camera phone photo–I’ll have regular photos up in the future) is the Rocky Patel 1999 Vintage Connecticut. I picked up a Torpedo (think of a cigar that’s actually shaped like a torpedo) and lit up after a rib dinner at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Chicago.

(For you aficionados, the cigar has a blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobacco with a Connecticut wrapper, and all of the tobaccos were aged for seven years.)

There are a couple of great things about this cigar. First, it tastes wonderful. It’s extremely smooth and a bit nutty. I also thought it had a slightly minty aftertaste, which I enjoyed, so I gave it to Mollie to try out, and she agreed.

The ash was almost white (but you can’t see that from the photo, really) and it burned evenly all around.

All in all, this is definitely one of the better sticks I’ve smoked, and it would be perfect for cigar beginners, but it’s also complex enough for seasoned smokers. Enjoy!