Padilla is a well known name in the cigar industry, and for good reason. They are especially known for their affordable boutique premium blends and the Padilla Habano Artisano takes that to a whole a new level. Just by looking at this smoke you know you’re in for a treat. Hailing from Nicaragua, this gorgeous handmade starts with a stunning pattern of Habano, Maduro, and Connecticut wrappers woven together in an intricate plaid pattern. Underneath is equally impressive with a zesty Nicaraguan Habano binder and a bevy of vintage Cuban-seed Nicaraguan-grown long-fillers. Complex, rich, and toasty, expect notes of coffee and wood that develop into notes of cocoa, pepper, and leather. Delicious down to the nub, pair it with your favorite single malt whiskey and admire this stunning smoke.
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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