First there was Fire, now there is Ice. The Rocky Patel Ice has recently become the latest shop exclusive cigar to arrive to JR Cigar. This complements the Rocky Patel Fire, which was the another Rocky Patel Shop Exclusive released to JR almost a year ago.
The Rocky Patel Ice is a different blend than its Fire sibling. While the Fire is described as a full-bodied cigar, the Ice is described as a medium-bodied smoke.
Over the past year, the retail giant has been undergoing a makeover, creating more upscale lounges and a humidor that now has an emphasis on both ultra premium, boutique, and shop exclusives. In addition to Rocky Patel, companies that have been providing shop exclusives to include companies such as Boutique Blends, CLE Cigar Company, Caldwell Cigar Company, Room 101 Cigars, General Cigar and of course Altadis (both Altadis and JR are a part of Tabacalera USA).
Rocky Patel Ice is also distributed through Santa Clara Cigars.
At a glance, here is a look at the Rocky Patel Ice:
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Filler: Brazilian, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tavicusa USA)
Rocky Patel Ice is available in the same four sizes as its Fire sibling. It is available in ten count boxes.
Robusto: 5 1/2 x 50 (SRP $7.00)
Torpedo: 6 1/8 x 52 (SRP $7.50)
Toro: 6 1/2 x 52 (SRP $7.50)
Gordo: 6 x 60 (SRP $8.00)