Cigar Factory: Bands, Boxes, And Presentation

Watch the attention to detail as each band is placed on the cigar and all cigars are again checked before shipment. While on the Rocky Patel Trip I had the fortune of visiting both Honduras and Nicaragua for an incredible experience. In this video you can take a look into each factory and see how […]

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Cigar Box Factory Tour: Honduras

While on the Rocky Patel Trip in Honduras, I had the fortune of taking a tour through a cigar box factory. Looking through and seeing just how much hands on work is involved added a new perspective and more appreciation to the presentation and experience of our cigars. In this video you will experience the […]

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Rolling Of A Cigar: The Rocky Patel Trip

One of the greatest experiences I walked away with on the Rocky Patel Trip was blending my own cigar. Tobacco from various places of the world were made available to consider for the blend. As this was my first attempt at a blend, I went for a Nicaraguan puro and played with the different strengths […]

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A Lesson In Tobacco: Stripping on the Rocky Patel Trip

First, this video begins where the previous video left off, adding some notes about tobacco sorting. Then we get to the stripping- and this is proof that I am not a stripper! It takes more than strength to strip the tobacco (all strength tears it as you’ll see here). These ladies do an incredible job, […]

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A Lesson In Sorting & Quality Control: The Rocky Patel Trip

While on the Rocky Patel trip in Honduras, Nimish and Gustavo explained the importance of sorting and the details that are looked into to maintain quality control. Once the tobacco leaves arrive and go through fermentation, the leaves are sorted by texture, color, and size. The texture of the tobacco changes between seco, viso, and […]

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A Lesson in Fermentation: The Rocky Patel Trip

While in Honduras for the Rocky Patel trip, Nimish Desai presented us with many great lessons in the Tobacco process. In this video, you can gain an understanding of the fermentation process. If you ever make it to a factory and experience the process first hand… wow is that ever an experience. You may find […]

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