Rocky Patel Lancero Review and JdN Contest Winner Announcement! March 14, 2010

Last night I had the pleasure again of going to the cigar friendly Downingtown Hotel to see my good friend Greg’s band, Now and Then.  I took a bunch of cigars along, hoping that the few friends I’d invited would show up.  Unfortunately my friends were unable to make it,  but I was able to enjoy a terrific Rocky Patel The Edge Maduro Lancero while rocking to the band.  I love the lancero format, (7″ x 38) it really forces you to slow down and enjoy the pleasant cocoa and coffee flavors of this cigar. Lanceros need to be “sipped” to be enjoyed or one runs the risk of overheating the cigar.   I managed to nurse it through almost 3 sets before giving up. I believe this cigar to be a Famous Smoke Shop exclusive but I received it as a gift.  I haven’t really smoked a lot of the Rocky Patel offerings for no particular reason, but I very much enjoyed this particular cigar.

I’ve recently come across Cigar Films ( and started watching the videos.  I’ve only watched a couple so far but I’ve found them entertaining.  Give them a look if you are a fan of cigar related videos.

Now, what everyone has been waiting for: the announcement of the winner of the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 5 pack.  Please watch this short video:

Congratulations to the winner, please e-mail me at with your mailing address so that I can get your prize out this week!

Thanks to everyone for participating.  This is the first of many contests sponsored by my friends at Drew Estate!  I appreciate their support!

The background music on the video is “Redemption” from the 25 Smokin’ Figurados album “Divine Spirits, Holy Smoke”.  Great stuff! Thanks Gregg and Tim!

That’s it for now!  Until the next cigar,




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3 Responses to Rocky Patel Lancero Review and JdN Contest Winner Announcement! March 14, 2010

  1. dj

    Wow! Go Sebastian!

    Comments: I really liked the music and I was quite surprised at how much anticipation the opening of the envelope caused — good job!

    I thought Seb was gonna be the Price is Right option so, good on THAT guy too (although he was a bit over).

    And… 656? WOW! Now THAT is quite a few… (and, uh, I apparently cannot count worth cr*p…).


    • Thanks for your comments! BTW, the bands go back several years, it was fun going through them, there were a few I didn’t remember smoking!

      Now, I need to come up with a clever contest for next month!

  2. sebastian

    WooHoo!! I never win anything!!!! I was on vacation, i just realized i won. Thanks Craig
    Im relativly new to cigars, new to your blog and ive never smoked a Joya de Nicaragua. So Win Win! To be honest it was easy, looked easy i should say. I just approximated 50 per inch, came out to 600 added 1 just because… and voilà! I really appreciate this and will probably enjoy the Joyas more then any cigar i have smoked, we’ll see. thanks Dj for the congrats, thanks Craig for the smokes!! I will post a follow up soon!!!!