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 1932millésime is a French word for vintage. Secondly, the price has lowered from $50 per cigar to $47.50.

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.”

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Charlie Minato

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