"If I had to give 2 thumbs as a rating, one would be up and the other down. The first two-thirds of this cigar was pretty damn tasty, the last third however was a salt city and was very difficult to enjoy. While the burn, construction, and draw were all grade A quality, the ending flavor for this stick was very off-putting for my tastes, unless you’re a salt coinsurer!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
"This was a fantastic smoke! Lots of cream, roasted peanuts then vanilla and cream soda (This flavor mix was incredible, and a nice surprise) then it ended with wood fighting for the # 1 spot. Excellent cigar would gladly smoke again. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
Today, Padilla Cigars announced a new collaboration with AJ Fernandez, Poetica. The project is in honor Ernesto Padilla's father, once a famed Cuban Poet turned political activist who was exiled from Cuba.
For those that love cigars this is a passion that connects us. This is what the cigar culture is about. Our culture isn’t about billionaire big wigs in big rooms smoking big cigars.
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Since the show, we had been publishing the various slideshows of the different booths we took pictures of. Here you can see the full list and click directly to the slideshow as the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order.
"I really enjoyed this cigar, specifically the way it evolved. It was like a meal, starting with a smoky, peppered steak and ending with a warm cinnamon-dusted butter cake. This could easily become a daily smoke for me depending on price point." -Vance T. (Vance)
Padillia Cigar Company is re-releasing their Miami 8 & 11 cigar and it is shipping currently. At first, the cigar will only be available at two shops, ZT Cigars West of Mississippi and Pipe and pint east of Mississippi.
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“It was full enough to keep me puffing, but mild enough for an adventurous noob to stretch their horizons. I’ve seen one other cigar that looked like this, so maybe I can guess what it is, but I can assure you that I’ll have more of these when the reveal happens!” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
The La Pilar No. 4 was a great burner. Clean burn line, no touch-ups and no relights. It had consistent smoke output and a draw that improved as it went on. The smoke had a nice full texture and pleasing aroma. The flavor profile was not extreme or complex but each individual flavor component was defined and clean. I always enjoy an increase in strength toward the end and the La Pilar No. 4 delivered that very well. At about 82 minutes, its a long burn time for a box-pressed Toro. That brings more value and more enjoyment. I would gladly reach for this cigar again.
This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.