BACKGROUND: Padilla Vintage Reserve begins with a natural reddish-brown Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper, a leaf that imparts a unique flavor to the cigar. According to Padilla, this particular wrapper wasn’t heated to the same level as other maduros. “It’s not fully cooked,” he said. “This is a natural broadleaf. There’s not a lot of it, and working it takes more time.”
The wrapper sits inside a Nicaraguan Habano binder, while the filler is a blend of 3-year-aged Cuban-seed Corojo leaves
The cigars retail for around $10 each and each cigar, as well as each box, is individually numbered. Production is limited to 500 boxes a month.
This week’s featured stogie is the 5-inch by 54 ring gauge Vintage Reserve Double Robusto.
FEATURED LIBATION: Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This bourbon is known as their Flagship Bourbon because it is their original product. I first tasted Garrison Brothers at Fox Cigar Bar in Scottsdale, AZ and was instantly hooked.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
- Doc talks about Ham Radio and what he purchased at the Ventura Gun Show
SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”