Padilla Cigars are highly acclaimed boutique cigars from Nicaragua that have received numerous awards (over 90 ratings in the American cigar magazine Cigar Aficionado). As is usually the case with boutique cigars, Padilla Cigars concentrates on small production quantities in order to guarantee a high quality standard. Cuban seeded tobaccos play as important a role in the design of the blends as Ernesto’s desire to create a cigar after his sacrosanct first smoke in his youth – full of flavour.
The Padilla family story can begin with Ernesto and Carlos’ father, Heberto Padilla, who is a respected Cuban poet and artist. So Heberto’s first passion was writing and poetry, followed by a love of cigars. His parents had tobacco plantations in the well-known and sought-after region of Pinar del Rio.