At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars will introduce a third blend by Hamlet Paredes, the Hamlet Liberation. It’s a cigar that pays homage to Paredes, a renowned master roller who joined Rocky Patel from Cuba three years ago.
The Hamlet Liberation features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers. It is being released in one size – a 6 1/2 x 55 Figurado featuring one-inch rough cut shaggy footer and a tapered head. It will be packaged in ten-count boxes and each cigar is priced at $11.10.
“At all my events, I roll all my cigars free hand,” explained Paredes in a press release. “No molds. So for this new brand, I wanted to create something different, something liberating. Naturally, we decided to call it Liberation. ”
“The shaggy foot is meant to be smoked,” added Paredes. “It provides a nice introduction to the cigar, then everything changes when you reach the wrapper.”
Paredes joined Rocky Patel Premium Cigars in 2015 and moved to the United States after a long career working at Cuba’s famed Partagas factory.
At a glance, here is a look at the Hamlet Liberation:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran
Country of Origin: Not Disclosed
Figurado: 6 1/2 x 55
Photo Credit: Rocky Patel Premium Cigars