Cigar Aficionado

New Sun Grown Sixty From Rocky Patel

Rocky Patel has added a hefty new size to his Sun Grown series -- The Sixty.

The 6 inch by 60 ring gauge cigar marks the seventh size in the brand, which debuted in late 2004. It is produced at the El Paraiso factory in Danlí, Honduras, and is made with an Ecuadoran sun-grown Sumatra seed wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and filler from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

The Sun Grown Sixty is also the fourth 60 ring gauge cigar inducted into the Rocky Patel portfolio: it was first introduced last year, taking shape in the Vintage 1990 and 1992 brands. Shortly after, The Sixty reappeared in the Vintage 1999 cigar line. Unlike the other Sixties, the Sun Grown Sixty is finished off with a pigtail cap uncharacteristic of any of Patel's cigars. It comes in boxes of 20, retailing for $8.50 per cigar.

For a rating on the new Sun Grown Sixty, see an upcoming issue of Cigar Insider.