The Vintage 1990 cigar is a favorite among Rocky Patel enthusiasts. The cigar is reminiscent of the early days when Rocky got his start at Indian Tabac company during the cigar boom of the 1990's. Later was born the premium Rocky Patel brand we know and love today. Renowned for its elegant refinement and balance, the Rocky Patel 1990 Vintage has received a 92 rating by Cigar Aficionado magazine and landed twice on their Top 25 Cigars list.
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto is a mild to medium-bodied cigar. The showstopper of the Vintage 1990 is the specially aged wrapper. This cigar is highlighted by a 12-year aged Honduran Broadleaf wrapper that has mellowed in strength over time. However, it certainly retains its' complexity and full flavors of nuts and caramel. There is also a modest amount of cedar and creamy coffee on the palate. A blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan vintage Ligero, along with the tantalizing natural Broadleaf wrapper, is box-pressed making Vintage 1990 an attractive cigar with plenty of style and class.
Packaged in a handsome black box of 20 with the Rocky Patel Vintage signature red label, Vintage 1990 cigars make a wonderful gift at an affordable price. They are also worth stocking in your humidor for your own personal collection. Individually, the Vintage 1990 Robust vitola of 5.5 x 50 is a great cigar for the golf course with a flask of bourbon or on hotter days with an Arnold Palmer.
Spiked Arnold Palmer
4 cups boiling water
5 regular-size tea bags
3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 cups cold water
1 cup bourbon
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Garnish: lemon slices
Pour boiling water over tea bags, sugar, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved; cover and steep 5 minutes.
Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding tea bags and zest. Stir in 4 cups cold water and next 2 ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes to 12 hours. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.