A new release from Ernesto Padilla is scheduled to arrive on store shelves in September, as he has announced For Whom the Bell Tolls.
The cigar is being released in a single vitola for now, a 5 5/8 x 46 box-pressed corona gorda vitola. As for the blend, it uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, a Nicaraguan corojo 99 binder, and fillers from the Jalapa, Condega and Estelí regions of Nicaragua. The Nicaraguan tobacco comes from the farms of AJ Fernandez, who is also producing the cigar.
It will be priced at $9.50 per cigar and offered in five-packs. It is also a very limited release, with just 400 packs being produced.
The cigar gets its name from the final lines of a poem by John Donne, lines that went onto inspire the name of a book by Ernest Hemingway. However, eagle-eyed cigar smokers will notice a typo on the band, as it reads “For Who the Bells Toll,” something that Padilla attributed to a printing error when he made the announcement about the line via Cigar Aficionado. In the report, he noted that more sizes are in the plans for early 2022.
Padilla has not yet replied to an email seeking details about the cigar or confirming the accuracy of the report.