Two years ago, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars had planned on launching a project with former NFL Player Ray Lewis. The cigar was scheduled to make its debut at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show, however the cigar never was launched. There had been no official word on the status on this cigar – until now. Yesterday, the company told Cigar Aficionado that the Ray Lewis Legends 52 Cigar is scheduled to finally launch. Plans are for the Legends 52 to make its debut on October 31st in Cockeysville, Maryland at the Humidour Cigar Shoppe on the Hill.
The blend for the Legends 52 is reported as having an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a double binder from Brazil and Mexico – and a combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers. The cigar is a 6 1/2 x 52 Toro – the same size as what was planned two years ago. The cigars will be packaged in ten count boxes. The cigar is described as being medium-bodied.
Lewis played 17 seasons in the NFL as an Inside Linebacker – all for the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2012. During his career he won two Super Bowl rings. The cigar gets its named from Lewis’ #52 he wore with the Ravens.
Ray Lewis becomes the third sports celebrity to have a cigar blended by Rocky Patel. Baseball great Gary Sheffield has had two cigars blended by Rocky Patel, HR500 and HR500 2013 Edition. The company has also blended a line of cigars for hockey great Bernie Parent, but these have been released on a more regional basis.
At a glance, here is a look at the Rocky Patel Ray Lewis Legends 52 cigar:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Brazilian, Mexican
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran
Country of Origin: Not Disclosed
The Ray Lewis Legends 52 is available in one size – a 6 1/2 x 52 Toro. Pricing is reported at $12.50 per cigar.