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Quick Smoke: Rocky Patel Chris Verhoeven Personal Blend

17 Jan 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


Friend of (and occasional guest contributor) Chris Verhoeven was fortunate enough to visit Rocky Patel’s factory in Danlí, Honduras, where he worked with the expert cigarmakers to create his own blend. For an amateur blender, I must say I’m quite impressed with the result. This toro has roasted nut flavors and mouth-watering dry chocolate notes. It’s remarkably well-balanced, medium-bodied, and lacking in any construction issues. Even though you’ll unfortunately never be able to purchase one, it gets my highest recommendation.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

photo credit: Stogie Guys

2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Rocky Patel Chris Verhoeven Personal Blend”

  1. Adam Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Then why publish a review???

  2. Chris V Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    Bahahahahaha. Classic Pat. And Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it. As for “why publish the review” it’s another reason to try and get on a local B&M’s Rocky Patel trip because all participants get to do their own blend. It truly is an amazing time if you hadn’t gathered that much from the photo essay a couple months ago.