Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Cigar of the Month! Gimme a 1 and a 9 and a 6 and a 1!

First, congratulations to Albert Crackenbush for winning last month's Joya Red giveaway!

We were wandering aimlessly around Habanos Cigar Lounge the other day, trying to figure out what would be a fantastic giveaway for March. We may or may not have had adult beverages in our hands.

I stood in the Habanos walk-in humidor trying to figure out what you would like. In my mind, you are all very picky, although that may not actually be the case.

Bassam, the Habanos owner, questioned my perplexidness (perplexocity?).

"How about this?" he asked, and held up:


"OMG Yes!" I said, merely thinking of you, of course.

At first I was thinking how I would become a hero in your eyes, handing off this entire thing to one fantastic fan. Then I thought you would all be better served if I broke it up and had several winners. At this point, I was pretty pleased with myself and my generosity--of giving away someone else's stuff.

Let's just pause for a moment and thank Bassam and Habanos for their super generosity.

Will's cousin Elmer. [source]
The Rocky Patel 1961celebrates its namesake's birth year and debuted at IPCPR in 2009. "This cigar represents the inaugural release from his newest Nicaraguan factory, Tabacalera Villa Cuba. He used only the finest select leaf in the construction. Wrapped in a dark oily Habano-seed wrapper, the cigar has a noticeable spicy finish." [source] The cigar was classified medium to full-bodied upon its release. But these babies have been resting comfortably for about five years, just waiting for you to light them up. We're pretty sure they are going to be smooooooth.

With a filler from Nicaragua, binder from Honduras, and an Ecuadorean Habano wrapper, it's almost impossible to go wrong. If you want to learn more about Patel's process and commitment to the highest quality, you should check out this Cigar Aficionado article.

And if you want to learn about the man behind the cigars, check out the company webpage.

So after much deliberation, we decided to break up the set so more folks would be able to score. We want to share the happiness and joy!

The grand prize winner will receive the wooden cigar, along with five of the 1961s.  Other winners will get a bunch too. I'd tell you the number of winners and the cigars they'd receive but math is hard.

True story.
To enter the giveaway, comment on this post for one entry. And!  Check out a Rafflecopter giveaway for other ways


  1. Great stick! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks and good luck everyone.


  4. Great cigar as well as the other Rocky sticks. Love the blog. Keep up the good work. :)

  5. Thought I already commented. 😳 Thanks guys for doin the giveaway!

  6. Awesome prize for someone and thank you for the chance

  7. Thanks for another great giveaway. Still waiting for the inside photos of those Humidors.

  8. holy shit!!!! i want these i wanna explore more than 2 patel lines!!!

  9. Looks like its going to be a great contest!

  10. Love the math joke.


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