When it comes to cigars, Rocky Patel has a good reputation for its premium cigars. Though cigars is where Rocky Patel has made its stake in for years, it’s not afraid to step into new territory. The premium cigar company announced via email that Rocky Patel will be making a move into the pipe sector. Several luxury pipes produced by Rocky Patel will be revealed during the IPCPR Show in New Orleans next month. In the promo, the company said of the new pipe collection: “Rocky Patel has exact standards for the briar he uses, only selecting blocks from high up on the hillsides of Corsica and Greece. From traditional shapes to freehands, there’s something for everyone.” The email announcing the new pipes also noted that a limited supply of these new luxury pipes will be available during the 2015 IPCPR Show.
Cigar companies breaching the pipe sector is nothing new. Last year saw Drew Estate getting into the game with its Tsuge pipes and Nat Sherman, known for its cigars, also produces luxury-end pipes [read the story here about its 85th Anniversary pipes]. Rocky Patel is a heavy hitter in the cigar industry so consumers can only expect quality in terms of pipes. As traditional tobacco and products seem to be constantly under attack by new trends like vaping, it’s interesting to see the re-emergence of pipes as a popular item with both consumers and cigar companies.