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Smoke Blog: Rocky Patel It’s a Girl!

A good friend of mine had a baby last week, and given I’ve turned him into a fan of quality cigars, he went out and purchased some good ones to hand out and celebrate: the Rocky Patel It’s a Girl! cigar.

Most of the time, the birth celebration cigars are little things with cheap bands and, more often than not, machine-cut or shredded tobacco, made for someone who doesn’t know better and figures he should hand out cigars to celebrate. These RP smokes, though, come built and packaged like any other Rocky Patel cigar you’d find in a quality smoke shop. Very impressive.

I chose to bring my cigar to the bar to enjoy while watching the fight Saturday night.

It's a Girl!

Celebrating in style

The toro-sized smoke boasts a Nicaraguan filler with a Connecticut shade wrapper, and I enjoyed it with a Smithwick’s Irish ale.

What a great pairing. The smoke’s smooth texture did not overpower the beer, nor did the beer sour the subtle, earthen aroma of the cigar. The cigar burned clean, held its ash well, and gave up plenty of smoke yet offered a clean finish. I find myself hoping my friend’s other friends & family members aren’t smokers and he’s able to save our smoking circle a few more.

Dads-to-be, if you want to treat your friends right with a truly enjoyable cigar, look no further. Pick up a box of these beauties and you’ll have a hit on your hands.

Then send me one, because I’m sure as hell not having any more kids.

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.