The Rolling Room

Chapter 5

ROLLING THE CIGAR
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Once the tobacco is up to our standards it’s finally time to start rolling. Rolling a cigar is the process of constructing the filler, binder, and wrapper into a single form.

SIDE BY SIDE

This process is broken up into two steps: bunching and rolling. Bunchers and rollers sit side by side in teams of two during the construction of each cigar.

Bunching

Rolling

Step 1: BUNCHING

First, the bunchers will bunch the filler tobacco within binder leaves. These skilled individuals are personally tasked with the fabrication of every single cigar.

Step 2: DRAW TESTING

From here each cigar is taken through a draw testing machine to guarantee a consistent draw before the wrapper can be applied.

Step 3: ROLLING

After the filler and binder leaves have appropriately adhered together and have passed the draw test, our rollers apply the wrapper. To keep quality and consistency at an unparalleled height, we only allow our rollers to construct 250 cigars per day. Quality isn’t created with numbers and our reputation wasn’t created in a day. Great things take time.

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Rolling Trivia

Q. What percentage of RP cigars are Draw Tested?

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  • Chapter 6

    Quality Control Room

    Quality Control Room

    METICULOUSLY JUDGED

    Once rolled, each cigar goes through a series of quality control steps. Every cigar is carefully examined to guarantee that only excellence gets our stamp of approval...

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  • Chapter 7

    Aging Room

    Aging Room

    LETTING SIT

    After quality control, the cigars are sent to an aging room for a minimum of 90 days. This final aging period allows for the different layers of tobacco within the cigar to fuse together...

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  • Chapter 8

    Judging Aesthetics

    Quality Control on Aesthetics

    "AESTHETICS"

    After the aging room, each cigar goes through yet another round of quality control. We sacrifice nothing when it comes to flavor. We don’t cut corners and we don’t compromise. We make every effort, no matter how tedious, to clean up any and all rough edges...

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  • Chapter 9

    Boxed Pressed

    Boxed Pressed

    SHAPING UP

    After the second quality control, a cigar may journey down a number of different roads. The first choice of which is if the cigar is box-pressed or not. Box-pressed cigars are a specialty that...

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  • Chapter 10

    Banding & Boxing

    Banding & Boxing

    A SIGNATURE LOOK

    Whether box-pressed or left round, our cigars are then branded with our label. Carefully, decisively and proudly we band each of our cigars. The band is not just a label to queue what tastes will be revealed within the cigar, it is a testament to the labor and craftsmanship that went into every individual leaf...

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PARTING WORDS

We put a lot of love into our cigars. When we brand and box them with the Rocky Patel logo, it’s not just for the purpose of sale. It’s an opportunity to pay homage to a living legend. And it’s our chance to say, “goodbye, good luck, and make us proud.”

Rocky Patel Logo