I smoked this cigar a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t written a blog post about it yet because I didn’t want to just rip it with my first instinctive response. Now that I have had time to gather my thoughts, I am gonna write it.
This cigar was awful. I know that it was made by Pepin Garcia, who is just about my favorite producer right now, but this one was horrible. The draw was tight, the smoke very, very light and the cigar didn’t stay lit. It had a very bold body to it, almost too much so, because I went to bed that night with a headache and not feeling well. There was no nausea like I have read some cigars will do to you on an empty stomach (never experienced this myself) but I didn’t feel well at all.
I am hoping this was just a bad stick. I have one more that I will try and force myself to smoke some day, but for now I don’t think I ever want to try this one again. I hope all Padillas are not this way.
I had a Padilla recently and I was less than impressed. I am not sure the year, but I was told by the guy behind the counter that Pepin Garcia no longer made cigars for Padilla, though I have no idea if he is correct in that assertion. I had a similar experience to you, though I was not sick from it. Just did not like the cigar. At the moment the one I like best is a La Flor Dominicana Ligero.
If Pepin Garcia doesn’t make these anymore, that might explain why I didn’t like it. I generally like everything he produces.