The Padilla cigar brand was created by Ernesto Padilla in honor of his father, acclaimed Cuban dissident poet Heberto Padilla, and the family can trace their lineage in the tobacco industry back to the famed Pinar del Rio region of Cuba. Over the years, Padilla has made a name for itself with dozens of 90+ ratings and a signature style of creating Cuban-esque cigars. The Padilla Signature 1932 Black you have in your shipment today is no different and is sure to earn a place in your humidor’s rotation. Medium to full bodied, this stunning handmade takes you on a journey through Nicaragua with its core of premium, top-grade long-fillers from Somoto, Estelí, Ometepe, and Condega, which is then secured with a Jalapa binder and finished with a dark, toothy, oily, and gorgeous San Andres wrapper. With flawless construction, expect notes of coffee, dark chocolate, earth, wood, and baking spices. A perfect after dinner smoke, try it with your favorite night-cap; for example, our panel recommended a bourbon.
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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