Rocky Patel Premium Cigars will be debuting a new cigar at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) trade show and convention this July. ALR, which is an abbreviation for “Aged, Limited and Rare,” will be a small batch release that will be here for years to come.
ALR was first conceived of by Rocky Patel himself three years ago after he blended a cigar that had a smooth Habano-seed wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers and binder. Patel decided to age this blend and ordered a short production run of 100,000 cigars of what would become ALR.
“I remember in early 2015, there was this blend I kept coming back to. I was down in the factory working on new brands, and this one fulfilled an idea we had – maturing fully rolled cigars for greater complexity,” Patel explained. “These fine cigars are special to me, and I’m proud to finally offer them to the cigar market. They’re silky, complex, medium-bodied. But they won’t last. Grab them while you can!”
ALR was rolled at TaviCusa, a cigar factory located in Estelí, Nicaragua. It was aged for three years and will come in three different vitolas: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 52), and Sixty (6 x 60). All three vitolas will come in 20-count boxes and will retail between $13 and $15 per cigar. Only 1,5000 boxes will be released, with the remaining ALR cigars being held in Patel’s personal reserve.
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