Smoke Notes: Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres
W: San Andres, Mexican
Factory: Tavicusa, Esteli, Nicaragua
The Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres cigar combines binder and filler tobaccos from Rocky’s farms in Nicaragua with a San Andres Mexican wrapper leaf. Uniquely packaged in Mason jars inspired by the moonshine bootleggers of the U.S. Prohibition era, the name and theme of Rocky’s Prohibition is a perfectly timed statement on the FDA’s attack on premium cigars.
- Smoke output started out as average, and then increased greatly during the course of the session. By the end I was surrounded by a thick, delicious fog.
- The second 3rd of the cigar was so smooth that I nearly forgot its formidable strength. A spice-laden retrohale quickly reminded me.
- The cigar I smoked for this review was provided as a sample from Rocky Patel (Hence the plain “tester” band on the cigar.)
- All of the tasting notes of this cigar were playing off of a dominant, central earthiness.
- Prohibition is offered in a single size only: 6 1/2 x 52
- There is also a Connecticut Broadleaf-wrapped version of the Prohibition line that is reported to be a bit sweeter in taste.
- Strength of this cigar maxed out at a high medium.
Flavor Report: Earth, Black Pepper, Molasses, Peatiness, White Pepper, Baking Cocoa, Meatiness, Mesquite, Smoky Cedar, Brown Sugar
7/10 – Rich, nuanced taste and an exemplary burn and draw make the Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres a great choice for those looking to move up from beginner smokes to one with a bit more depth in character.
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