Rocky Patel Continues To Revolutionize the Industry – Reveals New Discovery

There is not a person in the cigar industry who works harder than Rocky Patel. His burning passion superseded the harsh stereotypes that were stacked against him when he ventured into the cigar industry during the back end of the ‘boom’ in the mid-1990s. It was a tumultuous time with cigar companies dropping by the hundreds. By the time it was over 400-500 cigar companies folded, but not Rocky Patel. He climbed from the rubble of the collapsed cigar boom and has since risen from the ashes as one of…

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Nicaragua’s Tobacco is Quickly Becoming the ‘Holy Grail’ for Cigar Makers

It seems that Cuba has been the Mecca for cigar makers since the beginning of time. The “holy” isle was once the model for perfection, but the lack of consistency and proper growing techniques have sent some of the top growers,  master blenders, and premium rollers  to Nicaragua where the jet-black earth and ideal climate rival Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo region , which many consider the world’s best tobacco region. Generations of growers and manufacturers have feasted on Cuba’s bounty for far too long now. It’s time for Nicaragua’s benefactors to…

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Top Secret Tobaccos Re-emerge in Drew Estate Cigars

Drew Estate may be on to something with their latest release – Kentucky Fire Cured, an extension of the popular MUWAT (My Uzi Weighs a Ton). This line features ‘fire cured’ tobacco – a very difficult tobacco to blend – that has been around for over 200 years but is not often used in cigar blending. It is the cigar industry’s Top Secret tobacco. Today, it is typically found in pipe and chewing tobacco. The MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured uses these fire-cured leaves in the wrapper as well as limited…

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