A NICARAGUAN FACTORY
Our story begins on a tight little side street in the bustling heart of Esteli, Nicaragua, where an inconspicuous boutique cigar factory resides. This is TaviCusa – the diminutive yet constantly active habitat where every premium Nicaraguan brand made by Rocky Patel is hand rolled, aged, banded and boxed.
As this story unfolds, Rocky has reserved a maximum of 42 top cigar rollers on the lively factory floor since opening TaviCusa in 2009. That intimate setting lends confidence in knowing exactly which torcedor pair is bunching the tobaccos and wrapping the precise cigar vitolas and brands, making for a true boutique factory setting. Consequently, this intimate setting has enhanced the story of Rocky Patel from a trendy cigar maker to an industry icon. The accolades speak volumes…
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro. Named #2 Cigar of 2016 (Cigar Aficionado) and #8 Cigar of 2015 (Cigar Snob).
Rocky Patel Royale. Named #5 Cigar of 2014 (Cigar Aficionado) and #3 Cigar of 2014 (Cigar Journal).
Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary. Named #6 Cigar of 2011, #18 Cigar of 2013, & #19 Cigar of 2010 (Cigar Aficionado) and honored as Best of the Best 2011 (Robb Report).
Rocky Patel Special Edition. Named #8 Cigar of 2016 (Cigar Snob).
Rocky Patel Fifty. Named #8 Cigar of 2012 (Cigar Aficionado).
Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes. Named #23 Cigar of 2016 (Cigar Journal).
…but judge for yourself. What’s paramount to any cigar story is what you think of that smoldering tobacco in your hand. At Rocky Patel Premium Cigars – at TaviCusa – we THINK INSIDE THE BOX.