1 Year of Cigar Aficionado for $10 PLUS a Free Gift!

Cigars

Rocky Patel Set To Debut Hamlet 25th Year

Jun 16, 2017 | By Andrew Nagy
Rocky Patel Set To Debut Hamlet 25th Year
Hamlet 25th Year, which will be a regular-production cigar, features an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper, Pennsylvania broadleaf binder, and filler from Nicaragua and Honduras.

Hamlet Paredes, the former Habanos S.A. ambassador who signed on with Rocky Patel Premium Cigars and released a brand in 2015, is set to debut a milder blend called Hamlet 25th Year at this summer's upcoming IPCPR trade show.

Paredes, according to the company, has worked on the new Hamlet 25th Year since last fall in response to consumers who asked him to create a milder option compared to his original Tabaquero Hamlet Paredes (a medium- to full-bodied brand, whose five sizes averaged 88.6 points in a January 19 Cigar Insider vertical tasting).

"Every rolling event I would host, I would be asked for a medium or even a mild cigar, and my first blend was very robust," said Paredes in a press release. "So now I'll have a cigar for the everyday smoker on the market."

Hamlet 25th year will be packaged in distinctly blue, 20-count boxes.
Hamlet 25th year will be packaged in distinctly blue, 20-count boxes.

Hamlet 25th Year, which will be a regular-production cigar, features an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper, Pennsylvania broadleaf binder, and filler from Nicaragua and Honduras. The name is a nod to Paredes' 25 years of experience in the cigar industry, which includes his time working as a Habanos S.A. ambassador traveling the world educating consumers with in-store rolling demonstrations and Cuban tobacco seminars.

Hamlet 25th year will be packaged in distinctly blue, 20-count boxes in only three sizes: Robusto, measuring 5 1/2 inches by 50 ring gauge; Toro, 6 1/2 by 52; and Sixty, 6 by 60. Suggested retail prices range from $8.75 to $10. The company says that they wanted to keep the available sizes "simple" and in line with the most popular sizes on the market today. The original Tabaquero brand never had a 6 by 60 size, so the company wanted to oblige fans.

Hamlet 25th Year is being made at TaviCusa, Rocky Patel's cigar factory in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Tabaquero Hamlet Paredes

More in Cigars

See all
La Palina Goldie Gets Thick New Size

La Palina Goldie Gets Thick New Size

Made by a single roller at El Titan de Bronze in Miami, the newest size of La Palina Goldie is …

Oct 28, 2020
CAO Vision Returns Next Month

CAO Vision Returns Next Month

On November 9, General Cigar Co. will be releasing 2,500 boxes of the CAO Vision, a limited-edition …

Oct 26, 2020
PDR Finds Forgotten Inventory of Aged Cigars

PDR Finds Forgotten Inventory of Aged Cigars

After doing a little fall cleaning in the aging room, PDR Cigars owner Abe Flores says he found a …

Oct 22, 2020
Ramon Allones Edición Limitada 2019 Appearing Worldwide

Ramon Allones Edición Limitada 2019 Appearing Worldwide

Ever since the Cuban Ramon Allones Allones No. 2 Edición Limitada 2019 was launched in the U.K. this …

Oct 21, 2020
Forbidden Fuentes Fixed For Late Fall

Forbidden Fuentes Fixed For Late Fall

If you’ve ever wondered what a Fuente Fuente OpusX Double Corona or PerfecXion 888 would taste like …

Oct 19, 2020
Fratello DMV Maduro Selection Coming Next Month

Fratello DMV Maduro Selection Coming Next Month

Fratello Cigars is releasing the third installment of its limited-edition DMV Series, the DMV Maduro …

Oct 16, 2020