Honduras is often the forgotten tobacco territory in the world of premium cigars, overshadowed by countries like Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. But in the case of the Rocky Patel Number 6, Honduras and its rich, vibrant tobacco is put on full display, with particular emphasis on the Corojo-seed wrapper.
The tobacco comes from the fields and inventories of the Plasencias, a family of prolific growers with vast operations in Central America. The result is a cohesive flavor profile that unfolds in tasty layers of vanilla, cocoa, orange peel, and black pepper before finding harmony in the spicy, nutty finish.
The story behind the name isn’t nearly as complex. When smoking through prototype blends during development, brand owner Rocky Patel liked this one the best. It was one of a few prospects simply referred as ”blend no. 6”. For Patel, this was the winner, and rather than overthink the brand name or develop a lofty concept, he simply stuck with its working title.