ROCKY PATEL THE EDGE
WRAPPER: Costa Rica/Cuban Corojo BINDER: Nicaragua FILLER: Honduras/Nicaragua
The Edge by Rocky Patel has remained one of the hottest cigars in the country since its inception in 2004. Why’s that you ask? Rocky who is one of the hardest working cigar makers in the world says it’s “Consistency! Consistency! Consistency!” The Edge you smoke today will smoke the same as the one you smoked 10 years ago. About the only differences you’ll notice are the foot-band and the change from 100 count boxes to the now 20 & 25 count boxes. The originals were naked, and the only reason they are banded now is to prevent inferior forgeries from passing for the authentic Edges. The construction is top-notch with an easy draw, straight slow burn and solid ash. The plentiful smoke is rich and flavorful from first-light to finish with notes of dark spice, espresso & a long full finish.
The Edge is available in two different wrappers each nice and oily. The robust and spicy Cuban seed Corojo wrapper and the dark chocolate looking Maduro. Inside is a secret blend of ligero long filler tobaccos that have been aged for 5 years giving them both a full flavored smoke with a smoothness that’s not often associated with fuller-bodied cigars. The plentiful smoke remains cool and smooth without any bitterness all the way down to the nub and has a nice long finish. It’s also a slow burner, so make sure you have plenty of time to fully enjoy this tasty smoke.