This week I’m doing a review on a cigar that didn’t get a lot of fanfare at this years IPCPR when it was introduced. That cigar is the Rocky Patel NRA Valedor. This is supposed to be the official cigar of the NRA. I was excited to try this cigar as I’m a lifetime member of the NRA and I enjoy most Rocky Patel cigars. I couldn’t find much information on the cigar before the review, but I did find the blend information:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran
I smoked the sample I got from the show several weeks ago and my local Tinder Box finally got some in. My buddy, Shawn, was gracious enough to pick me up some. I was curious to see how the released cigars compared to the show sample. How did the cigar hold up? Was it a shot heard around the world or a misfire? Watch the video and find out.