is a brand of hand-made premium cigar
owned by Padilla Cigar Company
History and Background
The brand was created by José "Pepin" Garcia
and is manufactured at the El Rey de los Habanos
factory in the Little Havana
section of Miami
, with one size (La Perla) made at Tabacalera Cubana S. A.
, Pepin's factory in Estelí
.Savona, David. Tiny Padilla Hits Market
, Cigar Insider, Vol. 12, No. 9, May 8, 2007
The late Heberto Padilla
, noted Cuban poet
, was born in the year 1932 and his son Ernesto Padilla
, the owner of Padilla Cigars, named this cigar brand as a tribute to his father.
The brand was released in stages. The first three vitolas of this brand (the Robusto, Churchill and Torpedo) were released in October 2006. The cigars came in a special 45 count cedar box which contained 15 of each size, and only 500 of these boxes were made. The box was to remain on the shelf as a permanent display and were intended to be refilled with subsequent shipments.
The next phase was begun in January 2007, when the first of the next three sizes (the Toro) was released. The Lancero and the second release of the previously released sizes followed in February, all in Cuban
-style boxes of 25.per
Frank Santos, Padilla Cigar Co., in litt.
, 4 Feb 2007. The third size (with the frontmark La Perla) was delayed until late March/early April. This... Read More