Rocky vs Nish
It’s over! The votes have been tallied. The people have spoken. And the winner is…ROYALE!!!
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Favorite RP cigar (other than Royale): Rocky Patel Dark Dominican.
Favorite cigar smoking pastime: Smoking a Rocky Patel on the back porch and/or at Outman Cigar and Martini Bar, Greenville, SC.
First RP cigar you ever smoked: Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro in 2016.
Yes, folks, it’s true. In the yearlong debate between Rocky and Nish about which cigar is better – the Sun Grown Maduro Robusto or the Royale Toro – Rocky’s selection of the Royale defeated Nish’s choice, the Sun Grown Maduro. But it was you, the cigar loving public, who resolved the debate. We let you post your choice pics of either cigar brand onto Instagram, using the appropriate hashtags (#5v2Royale or #5v2SunGrown), and then tallied the votes over the last two months.
Sun Grown Maduro started strong right out of the gate, taking a lead that seemed insurmountable. Nish wowed the social media world, using his charm and humor to get “likes” and build up those Sun Grown Maduro photo posts. At one point, the hashtag tally was a solid 141 photos for SG Maduro and a mere 82 photos for Royale. Things were looking bleak for Team Royale.
But then something happened. Rocky posted a video of himself puffing on a Royale Toro and then jumping like Dominique Wilkins in his prime onto a 4-foot kitchen counter! Call it “Royale for strength!” That moment began a turnaround. Slowly, the Royale Instagram posts started showing up. Then the posting gained momentum. Before long, Royale was right behind Sun Grown Maduro, and during the last week of the photo contest, Royale steamed full ahead, never looking back.
So with the debate decided, the best three Royale pics will now be chosen by the staff at Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. The grand prize winner of an all-expenses paid trip to Naples, Florida, along with the runners up, will be contacted and then announced here on Wednesday, June 21. Stay tuned! And thank you all for your participation!
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