The most expensive Padilla date has a formal name and a few more details.
Earlier this year, Ernesto Padilla showed off the 1932 Seleccion Especial, a limited edition cigar that was noted for being packed in boxes, err crates, of 100 and priced at $50 per piece.
A few details have changed since then, but the basics remain the same. For starters the name has changed to Padilla Millisime 1932; millésime is a French word for vintage. Secondly, the price has lowered from $50 per cigar to $47.50.
The new Padilla Millisime 1932 pic.twitter.com/i9NGYfxiu8
— Padilla cigars (@PADILLACIGARS) June 27, 2017
As for the cigar itself, it’s offered in the five sizes the Padilla 1932 originally debuted in, all featuring a special blend. It’s made of Nicaraguan tobacco that is aged in tercios, a special method where the bark of the royal palm tree is wrapped around tobacco. It’s a process not widely done, though a couple factories in the Dominican Republic are still doing it today.
Padilla has stated that not only is the wrapper aged this way, but also the filler.
- Padilla 1932 Millisime Churchill (7 x 48)
- Padilla 1932 Millisime Lancero (6 7/8 x 42)
- Padilla 1932 Millisime Robusto (5 x 50)
- Padilla 1932 Millisime Toro (6 x 50)
- Padilla 1932 Millisime Torpedo (6 1/4 x 52)
There will be 50 crates of 100 produced, each hand numbered and signed. Those crates are priced at $4,750 per box and contain 20 of each vitola.
Padilla told halfwheel he expects to begin shipping the boxes in “early fall.”