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Rocky Patel 1961

Return of a king

Originally released a few years back, Rocky Patel 1961 celebrates the year Rocky was born. Now, we could be immature here and make jokes about Rocky becoming an old man, but instead we’ll be serious. If you’ve ever burnt a Rocky Patel cigar, you know that this guy is the real deal. He’s got tons of blends, and they’re all great for different occasions.  

1961 is a medium-bodied blend that’s fit for any occasion. We’ve got a perfectly applied triple-cap on top of a seamless Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The construction here is flawless. Rocky’s been in the cigar game for quite a while, and it shows in his skill. Lighting this one up, you’ll find a delicious bouquet of sweet, warm bread, with a light cedar-y spice. Easy to enjoy, easy to burn, easy to love — Rocky Patel 1961 is a homerun. 


Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $150.00
save $15.0110% off
$134.99
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $37.50
save $1.00
$36.50
Toro (6.5"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $170.00
save $16.019% off
$153.99
Toro (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $40.50
Torpedo (6.1"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $170.00
save $16.019% off
$153.99
Torpedo (6.1"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $40.50
Overall Rating 4.42 out of 5 Based on 26 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Rocky Patel 1961”

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4 out of 5
decent cigar
good medium body cigar
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Excellent smoke
4 out of 5
Not bad
For the money a decent smoke. Long lasting strong tast.
5 out of 5
Great smoke. No bite. No break-in. Just great.
Great smoke. No bite. No break-in. Just great.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel 1961 Reserve, blue label.
I am a Rocky Patel fan, I read some of the reviews for this cigar only to realize I was reading the previous released cigar. This release of 1961 Reserve is outstanding. The cigar waited in my humidor until it was resting at 67% RH. I was not sure if I had made a good decision until I made my 2nd puff. Then I knew I found a treasure of pleasure with these. Burn was all but perfect. Perfect draw, not too heavy, not too light but perfect. The sale price just sealed the deal. If you read some of reviews keep in mind, people rush into smoking a cigar before it's ready, not the cigars' fault you did not allow it to give it's best. Some buy them, no prep just smoke them, then give a bad review. Great cigar trust me.
5 out of 5
Heard about them years ago.
Always wanted to try them and finally did, totally awesome in every way. Outstanding.
5 out of 5
Welcome back
one of my all-time favorites from Rocky Patel I'm glad they brought it back great medium to full body cocoa chocolate hint of sweetness tobacco flavor phenomenal cigar
5 out of 5
Great Cigars... Great Shipping!
Awesome cigars, and shipped very quickly. Good Job!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
I bought these cigars on a whim, solely because they had the year I was born on the label. It was an excellent year, lol. I'm partial to Rocky Patel anyway, so I knew it was a good choice.
4 out of 5
Another great RP offering.
Good smoke.4 stars because the construction and the taste profile did not live up to my expectations. I'm a huge fan of the vintage series and in my opinion this offering isn't comparable.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel and CI
CI is hands down the best site to buy cigars. Their reviews and selection is second to none with better than fair pricing.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel 1961...Outstanding
The RP 1961's are hands down the best cigar I have ever had. While they are a little pricy, CI will do specials occasionally. I highly recommending stuffing your humidore with these sticks!
4 out of 5
Nice addition to my Humidor
Cigar is well constructed draws very easily, taste is a little peppery at the start but at 1/4 way through mellows out very nicely. I’m more familiar with the 1990’s and Decade line, but I have to say this is a nice addition to my humidor. I would order again and also recommend.
5 out of 5
1961 Vintage Year for Great cigars!
smooth with a medium body that starts from that first puff down to burning your fingers. Great to pick up hard to put down after your first puff.
3 out of 5
An average daily cigar
a palatable smoke. Nothing special
4 out of 5
Good cigar although there are better rocky patels
Good cigar, well constructed, a lot of spice for my taste but on the second half it looses a bit, I will let it take some time in humidor to see if gets better
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel 1961
Even burn and great taste
4 out of 5
Ok smoke if you can deal with the wrapper
It's an ok smoke maybe I got a bad batch but the wrapper started to come apart about halfway through. This was true for most of the cigars in the box.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel
Excellent smoke,light and burns well
5 out of 5
Very smooth!
From start to finish, this cigar was smooth and tasty. To date, one of my favorites. 👍
1 out of 5
Poor draw, poor burn, poor flavor. I do not recommend. If you like RP, buy some Decades instead.
I bought a box of 20. I was very excited. I'm a big RP fan. I left them in the humidor (72%) for a couple weeks before smoking any. I've smoked six so far, and I'll probably give most of the rest away, but even then I'd feel bad because they don't smoke well. They've all had a tight draw, and have burned badly uneven. The last one, in fact, burned completely down one side, and barely at all down the other. Looking at the end, there was almost a third of the binder and filler on one side that just wouldn't light. All the caps have come apart. I'm very careful with my double blade cutter, yet it seems they all unravel. They take forever to light. I use a Xikar single flame torch and take my time to toast but they are so resistant. Plus, the flavor just has been terrible. Very bitter. In my humidor I have RP Sun Gown Maduros, EP Carillo Oscuro, Punch Gran Puro, Drew Estate Nortenos, CAO 660s, and an assortment of Monte Cristo, RPs, and others. I smoke down to the nub because I enjoy smoking as much as the flavor. But these 1961s just have completely left me hanging.
5 out of 5
Another Great RP smoke!!!!
Great Medium bodied smoke with wonder toasty tobcco flavors on the front and Semi sweet baking spice flavors on the exhale. Burns slow and smooth with a clean line. Thanks for another great one RP and CI
3 out of 5
Flavor fine, draw poor
I recently ordered this cigar with the double Blue Bands. I have smoke two out of the box and both have been under-filled with poor draws. The flavor is fine, but when ordering a Reserve I have higher expectations of the quality. Hopefully I just had the two bad ones in the box.
5 out of 5
Might be my favorite cigar
last fall stopped in Hamburg store and bought two 1961 Torpedos Smoked them with my son to celebrate his new home! Bought him a box because his wife is expecting my first grandchild in March. still my favorite!!!!
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
A must try! 5 stars!!
4 out of 5
Nice taste
Nice taste
Customer Testimonials
THIS CIGAR IS PRETTY GOOD. STARTS OFF SPICY IN THE FIRST INCH THEN IT MELLOWS IN THE LATER HALF , THE SPICE WAS PRETTY INTENCE AT FIRST.
This is really a nice smoke, I received my first one from Rocky himself during a tasting a few months ago. It's starts out with a nice spice till about halfway and then mellows out for a nice finish with notes of coffee. I would classify this as more of a Full-Bodied smoke, not saying that it's really strong but just full of flavor. If your a Rocky fan, then you should really try this smoke!

Rocky Patel 1961

Keith

In 2010, Rocky Patel cut the ribbon on his very first factory. Wait, I can hear some of you saying....hasn’t Rocky Patel been selling cigars for years? Indeed. But until this point his production had been contracted out. Rocky would work to create new blends, and then farm out the work to various well-established factories across Central America. Now he’s begun shifting to his own facility, a small startup operation in Esteli, Nicaragua. This factory’s first release: Rocky Patel 1961.

RP 1961 is made with an oily, reddish-brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers. Judging by looks alone, expectations are high. Unfortunately, the flavor profile and overall experience is very deflating. The high points: smooth, medium-bodied, draws well, and has a pleasant sweet-cedary taste. Sadly, this is where the fun stops. I kept puffing, and waiting, and waiting some more....but was wholly underwhelmed. RP’s 1961 is a perfectly acceptable cigar with some favorable qualities, but overall, especially considering the $7 to $8 cost per stick, it needs a lot more. Let’s hope this is just a hiccup and not a glimpse into Rocky’s future output.