A: I think you'll find the quality and burn to be spot on. Taste wise they are slightly different. Baccarat has a sweet cap, which imparts a slight level of sweetness to the smoke. Rocky Patel Connecticut does not. However, I find them to be great mild cigars extremely consistent from one to the next. It is hands down one of our most popular mild-bodied cigars that we carry. Aside from the sweetness factor, I think you'll find the flavor profile (mild, crisp, creamy and smooth) to be similar and extremely appealing. The sampler ships as one unit wrapped in cellophane.