May 20, 2013
This time last year Ernesto Padilla announced that he would be giving the Padilla brand a face lift. The company, which started out as an ultimate boutique made by Pepin, slowly drifted into the online world for sometime, and I believe Ernesto knew that he was loosing touch with his roots when this happened, and wanted to go back to where he began. I loved Padilla when he first got going and could not get enough of his cigars, but after the Pepin breakup things went a little downhill for him in my opinion. He still produced some wonderful cigars from time to time, but they just weren't the same. Since his announcement of the "face lift," we have seen the return of The Old Padilla, and I am very excited about that. He has teamed up with the Oliva Family of Cigars, and one of his new releases is the Padilla Reserva.
May 19, 2013
This one is pretty simple. Guess the number of bands in the ashtray and win the cigars pictured below!
(will not accept guesses from anonymous accounts)
(must be 18 years or older)
(must live in the United States)
(Only one guess per individual)
Left to Right: Zombie Super Shot, Headley Grange Corona Gorda, Viva Republica Rapture Perdition, L'Atelier LAT 54, Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado, CyB Lonsdale Club, Federal Cigar 92nd Anniversary EPC Medalla D’ Oro, Quesada Heisenberg Corneta Cuadrada, Leccia Black & White White 6*50, Tatuaje Reserva J21
Contest ends Sunday May 26th, 2013 00:00
May 17, 2013
May 16, 2013
There are a plethora of boutique cigar brands on the market today, and knowing all of them is impossible. I am contacted, and stumble upon new companies weekly, and it is always exciting to see. We are at a point right now in the cigar industry where it is fairly easy to start your own brand. We are seeing individuals emerge with their own brand who were once retailers, representatives for cigar companies, and even individuals who were not in the industry. What makes this so great is that we are seeing individuals who were merely passionate cigar smokers emerge with their own company. They are living the dream. The days of only seeing companies run by families, and being passed down from generation to generation is no more. Anyone can start a successful company nowadays, and one of those individuals is Paul Joyal.