Add Padilla Cigars to the list of American-based cigar companies heading to Europe.
The company has announced that it has created a European exclusive that will be offered in three sizes: Robusto (5 x 52), Toro (6 x 54) and Gordo (6 x 60). Pricing is expected to be €4.5-6 before any local taxes.
It uses an Ecuadorian habano Grade A wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. Production is being handled by Tabacos Costa Nicaragua S.A., the same factory behind the Costa brand. Distribution will happen through Cigar Agency, which also distributes Costa, and Ernesto Padilla said he expects to be in around a dozen countries to start.