Cigar Log/Bitch: Rocky Patel Connecticut, Truly Rocky

Cigar Log Bitch: Rocky Patel Connecticut

Maybe I’ve had a little too much coffee today, but I will vent, anyhow..
Just bought a $4 Rocky Patel Connecticut Toro

at Houston’s finest liquor store (Spec’s downtown – though I am always appalled at the clerical psychodrama that’s always going on in the humidor there)

and am smoking it now. Patel has a big reputation, but this stick isn’t backing that up. Tastes merely ok, and has some hints of depth beyond the usual “mild” natural wrapper cigar (ie.a Por Larranaga or 5 Vegas Gold), but not an extra dollar’s worth. My biggest bitch is the construction. This sucker is burning very unevenly, is full of veins, and the tip is pooching up like a goddamned California prune. The stick is also burning very hot: guess I should have laid it down in the humi for a couple of weeks :-[. This is far less than satisfactory, and no doubt far less rewarding than the $4 Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Corona I bought at the same time and will be smoking next.

WTF, Rocky?

PS. To top things off, Jack Palance died today, too! Sheeeit.

PSS. And Mike’s Cigar’s website crashed Firefox while I was composing this. I’m in Hell, I tell you!

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"Another [bill], sponsored by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, would have encouraged the federal government to provide money for more sex education. That bill failed earlier in the day, 48-51.

'If we do nothing about teen pregnancy yet pass this punitive bill, then it proves that this (bill) is only a political charade and not a serious effort to combat the problem,' Lautenberg said.

"'Abstinence is the best way to prevent teenage pregnancy', responded Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma.

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