A symbol of Rocky Patel’s campaign against the anti-cigar legislation, Rocky Patel Freedom Cigars are easily the top choice for a patriotic cigar on Memorial or Independence Day. Introduced in the IPCPR Convention in 2012, these cigars are available in four sizes - Robusto (5x50), Toro (6x52), Torpedo (6 ⅛ x 52) and a Sixty (6x 60). With a dark Habano Oscuro wrapper, they have a bouquet of Nicaraguan long-fillers enclosed with a Nicaraguan binder.
The full-flavored, bold and powerful cigars flaunt the patriotism angle on their sleeve with a red, blue and white band. They are solidly packed and ensure a firm draw and even burn. The flavor profile is pleasant and sweet.
The first draw leaves an aftertaste of spicy pepper, which gradually mellows and is overtaken by notes of cocoa, nuts, leather and oak. The medium-bodied cigars have a blend of enjoyable flavors that make them a favorite for a regular smoker as well as a newbie smoker. The blend tastes fine with anything that you pair it up with.
In a press release for the introduction of the Freedom cigars, Rocky Patel was quoted as saying, “I have spent a great deal of time in Washington fighting alongside others in our industry’s fight to preserve our rights to smoke cigars – this cigar is representative of that.” Apart from being a symbol of his struggle, they are also thoroughly enjoyable cigars with a medium body and a pleasant flavor profile. Indeed, it is safe to say that Freedom never tasted better!