top of page

Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary Launches in the Indian Market

Oldest and Rarest Tobaccos Blended in the 20th Anniversary Cigar Launched by Rocky Patel Incorporation for the Indian Cigar Connoisseur

January 11, 2016 (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) - Rocky Patel Incorporation today announced the launch of 20th Anniversary cigar in India through INTABAC, brand custodian of Cigar Conexion. RP 20th Anniversary cigar celebrates the company’s 20 years of creating iconic cigars. This cigar follows the lineage of the Rocky Patel Decade and Fifteenth Anniversary brands and takes the cigar experience to a whole new level.

The Indian cigar market is rapidly growing with more enthusiasts coming into the fold and enjoying global brands which are being made available in India. Hence, buying from travels abroad are coming down. The current consumption of premium handmade cigar’s (not machine made) is about 5,00,000 sticks. Cigar Conexion commands twelve percent of this market share currently and has robust plans to capture an additional four percent this financial year. Cigars best suited for the Indian market, based on consumer taste, lifestyle, climate, etc. are a nutty, charcoal taste and, are mild, mild to medium and medium bodied.

Commenting on the launch, Hemanth Sureddi, Managing Director, INTABAC (Cigar Conexion) said, “Rocky Patel’s brand of Cigars have had a tryst with India since it was launched. We try our best to introduce new flavors, aromas customized to Indian Cigar Smokers. We have made a hit and hope to convert many more smokers to this healthier option. We have reached that inflection point from where we see a rising number of Cigar aficionados.” With 4 years in development, the RP 20th Anniversary cigar blend combines fillers from Esteli and Jalapa, Nicaragua, as well as Jamastran, Honduras, dressed in an elegant Honduran wrapper. With premium, flavorful tobaccos and sporting a perfect box-press with expert construction, the 20th Anniversary has all the makings of a legendary cigar. Your palate will experience flavors of leather, espresso, cinnamon, mocha, earth, wood, pepper, and light spice. The 20th burns slowly and allows you to savor the depth and richness of flavors, setting the table for a truly memorable smoke, one worthy of celebrating a 20th anniversary. “After 20 years of diligently working in the cigar industry I decided to save some of our oldest and rarest tobaccos blending them with select tobaccos from our own farms. Resulting in a very complex cigar that is very well balanced and special due to the extraordinary aging and maturity. Again we have defined all odds in releasing the very special and rare 20th Anniversary cigar. Hope you get to enjoy one!” said Rocky Patel, Founder Entrepreneur, Rocky Patel Incorporation.

Details about RP 20th Anniversary ORIGIN – HONDURAS WRAPPER – HONDURAS FILLER – Nicaragua & Honduras AVAILABILITY OF SIZES – Robusto, Toro and Lancero SIZE FOR THE EVENING – ROBUSTO 5" x 54 STRENGTH – MEDIUM BODIED TASTING NOTE - leather, espresso, cinnamon, mocha, earth, wood and pepper About INTABAC: INTABAC (Cigar Conexion) is the exclusive importer and distributor of finest handmade and machine made cigars in India. Providing an unmatched range of premium cigar brands from countries like Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and Indonesia in India, the popular brands under Cigar Conexion’s portfolio include Ashton, Debonaire, Don Lucas, Oliva, Padron and Rocky Patel.


bottom of page