Episode 358 Rocky Patel Private Cellar Toro

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BACKGROUND: The Rocky Patel Private Cellar is made with all Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos and is then crowed with a dark and rustic Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. The cigars are rolled at Patel’s Tavicusa factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Private Cellar comes packaged in boxes of 20 and all sizes are priced within a few cents of $8.50 per stick.

Rocky Patel Private Cellar Toro

Rocky Patel Private Cellar Toro

This cigar is available in three sizes: a Robusto at 5-inches by 50 ring, a Torpedo at 6.1-inches by 52 ring and the cigar that I’m featuring today the 6.5-inch by 52, ring gauge Toro, which I will be pairing with Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon

RP Private Cellar Toro with Four Roses Bourbon

RP Private Cellar Toro with Four Roses Bourbon

FEATURED LIBATION: Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
The Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon is a limited production bourbon. Four Roses ages their bourbons in new, charred white oak barrels. The Barrel Master who selects the specific barrels that will be used for the Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon. Within every warehouse, there are many barrels that contain aging bourbon, but it is the job of the barrel master to select the barrels that he, or she believes to be the best expressions of the barrels from that lot. Each barrel is sampled and selected for its superior quality prior to being processed and hand bottled. Each bottle has a handwritten label noting the warehouse and the racking location in which the barrel was aged. Each barrel is enough to fill about 235 750 ml bottles with this 100 proof Bourbon.

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LFD Cameroon Cabinet Chisel

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet Chisel
This week’s postscript review features the La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet. I first featured this stick on Episode 304 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast, back on Saturday February 4, 2012. This is the second of two podcast reviews of these cigars, which have been resting in my humidor for 1 year, 4 months and 16 days.

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