The Padilla brand is built upon high quality, low volume handmades that utilize rare, very expensive materials. It continues to earn high ratings, receive top honors, and wow enthusiasts at the same time. The Padilla 1948 was released to commemorate the 1948 publishing of Las Rosas Audaces, the first book by Ernesto Padilla’s father, renowned Cuban poet Herberto Padilla. This stogie was around for a few years then disappeared, but it’s back now and better than ever! The 1948 features a robust core of criollo and corojo long-fillers and binder, and is finished with a hearty corojo wrapper – all from Nicaragua. Medium in strength, expect flavors of cream, pepper, baking spices, earth, hay, and caramel that gradually progresses. Perfect any time of day, try it with a dark rum.
The Nicaraguan cigar industry originated when Cuban cigar makers escaped the revolution and re-established their livelihood in Nicaragua with Cuban-seed tobacco. Blessed with dark, rich soil, their new home was ideal for tobacco cultivation and Nicaragua quickly became known for cigars that rivaled Cuban quality. Unfortunately, revolution and war came to Nicaragua in the 1980s and devastated the industry, but it’s rebounded dramatically and is once again producing tobacco considered by many to be the finest in the world.
The Esteli Valley is in many ways the heart of Nicaraguan production and is known for its very powerful and spicy tobacco. The Jalapa Valley produces arguably the finest tobacco in the country: somewhat sweeter and less intense than Esteli, but extremely complex. The tobacco of the Condega Valley is often described as a blend of the other two regions.
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