Smoke Blog: Rocky Patel The Edge

Of course this was a good smoke. Come on, it’s a Rocky Patel.

The Edge apparently comes in two different wrappers, and I had the Corojo wrapper. This surprised me, as I don’t normally dig on the Corojo. It’s just a personal flavor preference. This cigar had a nice, bold smoke that didn’t overwhelm the palate. A good draw, an even burn, solid construction, just an all-around good smoke. It did turn a bit harsh near the end, as it didn’t react well to my relights. However, given this isn’t normal cigar-smoking behavior, I can’t fault the maker for that one.

Besides, relights for me are a good sign: it means I’m too into what I’m writing to take my fingers off the keyboard for a puff on the cigar.

There are only three smokes in my humidor left: a Gurkha Black Beauty and a Padron from my publisher, and a Tatuaje The Face special edition cigar I purchased on a special buy from my cousin. I look forward to all three, and I’ll have to save one to celebrate the finish of Lie with the Dead, but this is not good. Time to start shopping for box deals or to hit a shop with a good humidor and pick up some variety again.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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