The Fifteenth Anniversary is a celebratory smoke that marks Rocky Patel’s 15 years in the premium-cigar business. It doesn’t sound like much compared to other cigarmakers who have family legacies that go back for generations, but when you look at his company’s history, and where it is today, you realize how big a deal it really is and why this milestone deserves a great cigar to celebrate it. The Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary is truly that cigar, and Rocky himself describes it as “the Decade on steroids,” in reference to his successful 10-year-anniversary brand.
This cigar continues the famous legacy of Rocky Patel’s consistent 90+ ratings from Cigar Aficionado and other publications. The workmanship on the Anniversary is on point with a triple cap and the slow process of bunching the long-filler leaves in the Cuban entubado style, giving each cigar an easy draw and a nice, even burn. These square-pressed Nicaraguan powerhouses are rich, complex, and full of flavor due to an eye-catching high-priming Ecuador Habano wrapper being combined with two peppery binders and a robust blend of long-filler tobaccos, resulting in clouds of mouthwatering smoke with toasty notes of spice, cocoa, espresso, and a lingering sweetness. If you haven’t already tried one of these and joined the celebration, you owe it to yourself to do so. The Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary is that good.