MOORPARK, Calif. —Phillips and King, a subsidiary of Kretek International Inc., is bringing back Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve.
The cigar is returning 10 years after its initial release and will be exclusively distributed by Phillips and King. It offers a medium-to-full-bodied profile, with Nicaraguan binders and fillers and two wrappers that bring their distinct regional flavors to the overall experience, the company said.
“Rocky Patel’s Olde World Reserve is an iconic cigar that every premium tobacconist should have in stock,” said Jason Carignan, president of Phillips and King. “And the royal treatment from Phillips and King is ideal for its grand re-entry to the market. We are excited to partner with the great minds and industry veterans at Rocky Patel and are even more excited to get these cigars into the hands of our retail customers. The smokes are beautifully nuanced, and truly incomparable.”
The cigars come in two varieties: Maduro and Corojo. The Maduro is richly dark in color and hand rolled in Esteli, Nicaragua. It has flavors of volcanic earthiness, natural tobacco sweetness and black pepper with a salted caramel finish.
The Corojo is hand rolled in Danli, Honduras. The smooth cigar has notes of toasty wood and graham cracker, complemented by the natural sweetness of the Corojo leaf, according to the company. Both flavors are available in Robusto, Sixty and Toro sizes.
Phillips and King will ship the Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve cigars to retailers in all 50 states and other territories.
Phillips and King, Moorpark, Calif., is a leading distributor of specialty tobacco, alternative smoking products and accessories in the United States. Since 1906, the company has built a reputation focusing on independent and small-chain convenience, tobacco and liquor retailers.
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