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 limited edition Padilla Artemis Toro you have in your shipment today borrows its name from the Greek goddess of the hunt, forests & hills, the moon, and archery. Manufactured at the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras, this handmade features a zesty blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos, a Honduran binder, and a Nicaraguan Cuban-seed Habano wrapper. Light it up and you’ll find flawless construction and rich Cuban-esque notes of cedar and earth, with a sweet peppery finish. We paired it with a bourbon and found it to be an excellent accompaniment.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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