Padilla Miami

Padilla Miami

Padilla Miami 8 &11 is a brand of hand-made premium cigar owned by Padilla Cigar Company

History and Background

The blend for this brand was created by José "Pepin" Garcia and the cigars are manufactured at the El Rey de los Habanos factory in the Little Havana section of Miami, Florida. The name refers to the location of the factory, which is near the corner of 8th Street & 11th Avenue in Miami. The band and packaging were designed by Ernesto Padilla.

Description

A full-strength cigar, the Padilla Miami has a wrapper of Nicaraguan grown Cuban-seed Corojo surrounding a filler blend of Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo and a binder of Nicaraguan Criollo. There are six models in the regular line, plus one (the Belicoso Fino) as an exclusive to one retailer.

The band is black with gold lettering, with a large monogram "P" surrounded by a gold border in the center, with "Miami" in gold on a red background below the monogram. They are packed uncelloed in boxes of 20.

Models/Vitolas

  
   |-
   ! Frontmark
   ! Vitola
   ! Length (in.)
   ! Ring Gauge
   |-
   | Churchill
   | align="center"|churchill
   | align="center"|7
   | align="center"|48
   |-
   | Salomon
   | align="center"|figurado
   | align="center"|7.25
   | align="center"|57
   |-
   | Lancero
   | align="center"|panatela
   | align="center"|7.5
   | align="center"|42
   |-
   | Torpedo
   | align="center"|figurado
   | align="center"|6.25
   | align="center"|52
   |-
   | align="left"|Belicoso Fino
Exclusive to one retailer.
   | align="center"|figurado
   | align="center"|5
   | align="center"|52
   |-
   | Corona
   | align="center"|corona
   | align="center"|5.5
   | align="center"|42
   |-
   | Robusto
   | align="center"|robusto
   | align="center"|5
   | align="center"|50
   |-

Honors/Awards

The Padilla Miami 8 & 11 Robusto was named the thirteenth top-rated cigar of 2005 by Cigar Aficionado ("...a full-bodied masterpiece").

Notes

1. The Salomons are rolled exclusively by Don Pepin himself.

References

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