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Rocky Patel Special Reserve Sungrown Maduro

His friends told him he’d never make it in the cigar industry. The rest is history.

In the early 1990’s Rocky Patel lived and worked in LA as an entertainment and product liability lawyer. He fell in love with cigars and invested in an opportunity to manufacture cigars under the name Indian Tabac Cigar Co.

Rocky Patel is a world traveler, in constant search for perfection. He strives to create more complex cigars, blending tobaccos from various regions, with a heavy emphasis on quality control.

Rocky Patel’s Special Reserve Sungrown Maduro is a triple-capped, hand-bunched and hand-rolled cigar highlighted by an oily Broadleaf wrapper. It has won numerous awards as a top ten cigar with ratings between 93 - 95 from Cigar Aficionado, Cigar Journal, and Cigar Snob.

“This full-bodied cigar from Rocky Patel is on the sweeter side of maduros, with notes of baker’s chocolate and coffee. Great any time but best after an evening meal and pairs well with coffee and medium-to-full bodied liquors,” writes Matt W. of The Cigar Box Indianapolis.

We had the pleasure of meeting Rocky and Nish Patel at the soft opening launch of Burn by Rocky Patel in Indianapolis. This cigar bar and lounge is a great addition to our city’s downtown social scene.

The Cigar Box is a family-owned, retail cigar store with two locations in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Learn more at

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