Event Poster on the door to the humidor
Hi again folks, your friendly neighborhood cigar and pipe reviewer coming to you from the Starbucks a blog away from Barclay Rex's main store on Broad Street in NYC. I have been lapsing in writing this review about the Rocky Patel Cigar Event that took place September 30th, 2010 at 2 of Barclay Rex's locations. The first being the Broad Street Store and the second being the much smaller 42nd Street location. I was feeling lazy that morning, as it was two days after my birthday, so I decided to go to the 42nd Street store for the event.
I arrived at the store at approximately 3pm and was greeted by Mr. Patel standing outside smoking a cigar (one of his own). The event was a buy 3 get 1 free. I purchased 2 of The Edge and 1 of the Patel Brothers cigars. The complimentary cigar was the 1961. Since I have enjoyed the other 3 in the past I decided to give this one a try. True to the brand this one was just a good as the others. It is an even fuller body than the others in the Rocky Patel line. I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar and will review it at a later date for my loyal followers.
Rocky Patel standing behind the counter speaking to a customer
I had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Patel, who I have meet some years before at the Big Smoke NYC, and we were talking about his cigar line. He said that the Sumatra line are one of the strongest he's manufactured to date and since I like a full bodied cigar I should give this one a try. Will have to try this one at a later date and post a review of it to this blog site. Blow are some of the pictures I took at the event which shows some of his cigars, lighters, cutters and a signature humidor that can hold approximately 100 cigars.
A Rocky Patel signature table lighter
The Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Cigar with the 1961 and Signature Cutter
A few of the cigars in his line including the 1961
The Limited Edition Decade Cigar
The 5 Year Old Edge cigar with a warning label
The Rocky Patel Signature Humidor
It was a great event, only wished that I could have gotten down to the Broad Street Store as it's the larger of the two stores. However I enjoyed smoking the 1961 and as I said before I will try to smoke another one and post a review on this blog site. However subsequently, at the October NY Pipe Club meeting, I was able to obtain a Rocky Patel 1990 Anniversary cigar and was blown away at how full bodied this cigar is. Review of this one to follow.
Barclay Rex will be hosting the Savinelli Pipe show this upcoming Thursday October 28th at the Broad Street Store and on October 29th at the 42nd Street Store from 11am - 5pm. Will try to attend either of these dates and post a review of the show.
That's all folks!! (stealing the line from Porky Pig). As always will keep my ear to the cigar / Pipe ash to see if there's any events happening in the near future.