IPCPR 2017: Padilla Cigar Co.

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Padilla Cigar Co. is always a good time at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, and this year was no different. In addition to the much larger booth, owner Ernesto Padilla rented a Shelby Cobra and auctioned off a chance at a full day of driving in the car for retailers who purchased product at the show. While the company was only showing off one new product, it also rereleased two of its previous blends.

Padilla 1932 Millisime

Millésime is a French word for vintage, and the limited edition packaged in wine crates is the most expensive cigar Padilla has ever sold. The new cigars are being released in the five sizes the Padilla 1932 originally debuted in, and the blend includes Nicaraguan tobacco that is aged in tercios, a special method where the bark of the royal palm tree is wrapped around tobacco.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Padilla 1932 Millisime Churchill (7 x 48) — $47.50 (Crates of 100, $4,750)
  • Padilla 1932 Millisime Lancero (6 7/8 x 42) — $47.50 (Crates of 100, $4,750)
  • Padilla 1932 Millisime Robusto (5 x 50) — $47.50 (Crates of 100, $4,750)
  • Padilla 1932 Millisime Toro (6 x 50) — $47.50 (Crates of 100, $4,750)
  • Padilla 1932 Millisime Torpedo (6 1/4 x 52) — $47.50 (Crates of 100, $4,750)

Launch Date: Fall 2017

Padilla 8 & 11 (2005 Blend)

One of Padilla’s best known blends, the 8 & 11 was originally released in 2005 and produced by José “Pepín” García at his El Rey de los Habanos factory in Miami. While there have been multiple versions released over the years since then, the newest incarnation is named Padilla Miami 8 & 11 (2005 Blend), and it is being sold in eight different vitolas.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan corojo
  • Binder: Nicaraguan criollo
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Condega corojo & Jalapa criollo)
  • Padilla Miami 8 & 11 Robusto (5 x 50) — $12 (Boxes of 20, $240)
  • Padilla Miami 8 & 11 Toro (6 x 52) — $14 (Boxes of 20, $280)
  • Padilla Miami 8 & 11 Torpedo (6 1/4 x 52) — $14 (Boxes of 20, $280)
  • Padilla Miami 8 & 11 Double Toro (6 x 60) — $15 (Boxes of 20, $300)
  • Padilla Miami 8 & 11 Lancero (7 1/2 x 42) — $15 (Boxes of 20, $300)
  • Padilla Miami 8 & 11 Churchill (7 x 48) — $14.50 (Boxes of 20, $290)
  • Padilla Miami 8 & 11 Corona (5 1/2 x 42) — $10 (Boxes of 20, $200)

Launch Date: Fall 2017

Padilla 1932

Another one of Padilla’s older cigars getting the rerelease treatment is the 1932, which was originally produced in 2008 as a tribute to Herberto Padilla, the famed Cuban poet and Ernesto’s father, who was born in 1932. The latest version is being released in six sizes, all packaged in 20-count boxes and rolled at Raíces Cubanas in Honduras.

  • Wrapper: Corojo
  • Binder: Double Criollo
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí and Jalapa)
  • Padilla 1932 Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)
  • Padilla 1932 Toro (6 x 50) — $10 (Boxes of 20, $200)
  • Padilla 1932 Torpedo (6 x 52) — $9.75 (Boxes of 20, $195)
  • Padilla 1932 Double Toro (6 x 60) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)
  • Padilla 1932 Lancero (7 1/2 x 42) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)
  • Padilla 1932 Churchill (7 x 50) — $9.75 (Boxes of 20, $195)

Launch Date: Fall 2017

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Brooks Whittington
About the author

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.

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