My review of the Rocky Patel Winter Collection (2009) a few weeks back has renewed my love of Rocky Patel cigars. During this lovefest I discovered that I’ve never reviewed the Rocky Patel Cuban Blend. Similar to the Honduran Classic, the Cuban Blend is a Famous Exclusive…meaning you can only get them at Famous Smoke Shop. In the interest of complete transparency I wanted to say that Famous Smoke Shop is an advertiser with The Stogie Review and we’re also good friends on Twitter with @Famous_Hayward. The cigars I smoked for this review and the cigars for my give away were all purchased with my own money. Also wanted to say, unlike a lot of the other reviews out there, this review is based on smoking the Cuban Blend many of times and not just one from a sampler.
Sorry, had to get that off my chest…I’m not exactly sure how the Cuban Blend got its name but whats in a name really right? If you want an espresso rich cigar with a little hint of spice for balance, you’ll enjoy the Rocky Patel Cuban Blend like I do. Its on the medium/full border so if you’re a medium bodied smoker like I am, its in your comfort zone but still has enough body for you fuller bodied smokers out there to enjoy. Its not going to win any beauty contests for most attractive cigar in the humidor and it may not be very challenging but its winning trifecta (burn, draw and flavor profile) will definitely win for congeniality.
Video runs about 12 minutes, watch me get annoyed with the birds and I keep spreading the love so see the video for complete details on how to win a 5 pack of the Rocky Patel Cuban Blend in one of its wrapper offerings (Costa Rican Maduro and Honduran Corojo).