Posted: January 15, 2020
I'm guessing if you're reading this article you most likely enjoy smoking premium cigars, but do you know what the process of making one looks like? Many of us enjoy the luxury that comes along with smoking a premium hand made cigar; however very few know the effort that goes into making the cigars. Making premium cigars like Padron, Davidoff, and Ashton can be an extremely labor intensive process that can take several years, to go from seed to shelf. The purpose of this article will be to better acquaint ourselves with the process, and hopefully provide a new appreciation for the product we love.
Every cigar begins with a seed. The seed itself is extremely small, its equivalent to roughly the size of a candy sprinkle.Just a bottle cap full of seeds is capable of planting an entire row of crops. The seeds are first transformed into seedlings, this takes about 60 days. Once they become seedlings they can be planted in
With the holidays fast approaching many of us will be looking to get the perfect gift for the cigar aficionado in our life. Cigars are unique, in the way that they allow anyone to enjoy a taste of luxury. When buying cigars this Holiday season we like to focus on a philosophy of quality over quantity. The cigar should be something special; maybe something they normally would splurge on for themselves. Brands like Davidoff, Arturo Fuente, and Padron offer some exceptional cigars that can accomplish this luxurious feeling. A perfect example of a cigar worthy of gifting this holiday season is the Davidoff Limited Edition Year of the Rat. A cigar like this is rich, flavorful and complex and is an excellent cigar to celebrate an occasion with. Purchasing one or two cigars of this caliber, rather than a handful of their “everyday” cigars is a great way to give your loved one a few hours of luxury and show them how special they are to you. Another important thing to note when purchasing cig
The Padron 1964 Anniversary line of cigars was introduced in 1994, to commemorate the companies 30th anniversary. Many will argue that the 1964 was the blend that put Padron on the map; catapulting them to where they are today. Today Padron is one of the most recognizable, and awarded brands in the industry. The tobacco for the 1964 Anniversary is aged at least four years and is rolled, then boxed pressed to honor the age-old Cuban tradition of box pressing cigars. Each size within the line is blended as a Nicaraguan puro, and is offered with either a sungrown, or maduro wrapper leaf.
Blend Info: Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro / Natural
After lighting the cigar; the initial thing most people notice when smoking a Padron is the cigars draw. Padrons tend to be on the looser side; putting out tons of thick textured smoke. The cigar provides ample flavors of semi-sweet baking chocolate, earth, leather,