Padilla Miami (Fabrica de Tabacos Padilla)

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Padilla Miami (Fabrica de Tabacos Padilla)

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First let me point out there isn’t any controversial music this week. Its only when I post outside my normal Monday slot that I go outside my “Hulk Hogan” music.

Need to give thanks to Carlos in NJ for bringing this to my attention. I was twittering about getting these and Carlos asked me if it was the Padilla Miami that Don Pepin rolls. Of course and as usual, I had no idea. A little research and I found out that the Padilla Miami that Walt reviewed is the old Don Pepin rolled in Pepin’s El Rey de los Habanos factory in Miami and this one is the new Padilla Miami rolled in Padilla’s new Fabrca de Tabacos Padilla factory which is also in Miami.

Video runs close to 15 minutes and here is some link love that I mentioned in the shout outs part:

acigarsmoker.com – http://acigarsmoker.com
stogieinfo.info – http://stogieinfo.info
mikeinwv.com – http://mikeinwv.com
i-am-darwin.org – http://i-am-darwin.org

Until next time my people, Long F’n Ashes!

25 thoughts on “Padilla Miami (Fabrica de Tabacos Padilla)

  1. Nice one Jerry,

    The buzz I heard on this stick is that its not like the 8/11, hence why the c-bid price is bottoming out, and why the 8/11 price is going up. But If this review gets around, they may see a spike…
    Better get me a 5er before that happens…

    Oh yeah..
    I wonder… do your neighbors think you are crazy standing outside talking to a camera?

  2. Rich M – I honestly couldn’t tell a difference BUT that’s just comparing what I had written down. There is usually more to a cigar than what I write but like I said in the video, on surface I couldn’t tell a difference.

    I’ll answer your other question in my next video. I’ll go door-to-door and ask for ya. LOL.

  3. I wasn’t going to watch at first since you didn’t pick any controversial music. LOL.

    Awesome review…I can’t say that I’ve tried the DPG Padilla Miami but it be interesting if you could get them in the same size, remove the bands and see if you can tell which is which.

  4. Great review as always. Thanks for the shout out. I’m always willing to give you a helping hand.

    looking forward to seeing what you think of the 5 Vegas Miami Knuckle.

  5. Seems like the tobacco (wrapper, binder, filler) is the same type as found on the 8&11. Could it be that it’s no longer rolled in ERdH factory , but still uses Pepin sourced tobacco, hence the similar/exact flavor???

  6. Enjoyable and solid review Jerry! I haven’t tried the Padilla Miami since it moved factories but the DPG rolled Miami was one of my favorites so I hope your review is spot on and one can’t tell the difference.

    Thanks!

  7. About a week ago I sent an E-mail to Ernesto Padilla and asked about the Miami 8/11 blend. He wrote back and said it’s the same blend, just a new look with the bands and boxes to go with his new factory.
    Thanks for the review Jerry.

  8. Great review as always Jerry. 🙂

    I’m offended at the lack of offensive music. But at least you tossed in the curse word at the end. 😀

  9. Well, I heard another story on the creation of the new blend and it was from the Padilla rep that visited Sacramento. I’ve recently heard that rep got “moved on” so not sure they want the story made public or if it was even accurate. So, officially it appears it’s the same blend, Padilla now rolls it and it’s done to reduce costs as they control the manufacturing. That’s the story and I’m sticking to it 🙂

    I love the old Pepin blend and I love Padilla cigars so I’ll be getting the new Miami blend when I can.

    Dave

  10. Great cigar, ummm uhhhh umm, c’mon Jerry why are you so mealy mouthed? You spent 15 minutes telling us the same stuff you could have told us in three, except for all the shout-outs.

    I really liked your idea of comparing Salomon sizes, but since each cigar would have different ages on them , it would be hard to do a true side by side other than construction, but a good idea nonetheless.

    Keep trying! cut out a few of the umms and ahhhs and edit your video down a bit and you might have a really decent thing here.

  11. Jerry, thanks again for a nice review! Looking forward to getting a couple of the new blend Miami’s very soon! 😉

    Oh and duncan, I find your comments on Jerry’s style and substance as “interesting”. I believe if you took a look at the compendium of Jerry’s reviews over time, the last part of your statement – “…Keep trying! cut out a few of the umms and ahhhs and edit your video down a bit and you might have a really decent thing here.” is actually pretty comical. Jerry and Walt and Brian have been doing an amazing job of reviewing endless cigar brands and vitolas and pretty much have solidified themselves in the top tier of cigar reviewers on the web. They have had quite a “decent thing” going for some years now. You really need to “catch up”.

    CD

  12. quote from ceedee “Oh and duncan, I find your comments on Jerry’s style and substance as “interesting”. I believe if you took a look at the compendium of Jerry’s reviews over time, the last part of your statement – “…Keep trying! cut out a few of the umms and ahhhs and edit your video down a bit and you might have a really decent thing here.” is actually pretty comical. Jerry and Walt and Brian have been doing an amazing job of reviewing endless cigar brands and vitolas and pretty much have solidified themselves in the top tier of cigar reviewers on the web. They have had quite a “decent thing” going for some years now. You really need to “catch up”.

    2nd couldnt have said that better myself.

  13. Duncan, how much do you pay for access to Stogie Review ?

    Jerry, keep up the great work. I can’t get enough.

  14. Some people would consider American Idol a good thing too, it doesn’t make a difference if it is good or not. I am not trying to knock down Jerry or his efforts, I like this site and the reviews, but i don’t see why we need to hear about the band/factory change 18 times or the price and that it is cheaper on auction sites. He made his point well enough the first.

    As far as the umms and ahhs, that is the kind of stuff they teach you not to do in grade 6. I do like the relaxed style of the reviews and Jerry’s points on the cigars, it just seems like there is a lot of filler in the video. Stuff that doesn’t need to be there and i feel takes away from it in fact.

    Just because something is free doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t do the best they can. Jon what do you pay for this site?? I am not shooting down this site i think it is good.

    Consider my comments constructive criticism, Jerry may take them as he sees fit or completely ignore me as a jerk. It’s easy for me to sit here and make negative comments when i am not the one on camera, but i think that my points would make the video better. That’s all. Maybe I made them in a harsh manner.

    I will 2nd “Jerry, keep up the great work”.

  15. My question predates others here as I’m wondering why a Padilla was rolled by Don Pepin before he took over rolling his own? I haven’t burned a Padilla Miami for about a year and that was the former Pepin version. It ws outstanding. I bought a bos of the new ones tonight on CIGARBID and am excitedly awaiting their arrival. If it’s as you say and I can’t imagine why Padilla wouldn’t make as goood or better a Padilla then Pepin would, It will be outstnading. So what’s the 911? Call me a history buff. *GriN*

  16. Good review. I don’t expect pro quality tv spokesperson technique so ummm ahhh… just keep doing what you’re doing and just be yourself. Your knowledge and experience reviewing cigars speaks for itself. There are endless cigar review sites on the web and stogiereview is definitely a “go to”.

    Regarding the Miami, I know your review was from awhile back, but the info about factory changes is useful for serious enthusiasts. I just had my first Padilla Miami (new version, robusto) and enjoyed it alot. Got a couple fivers on devilsite and the value is incredible as the miami is truly a real premium smoke. The flavors are full bodied and complex. The specific notes I get are a little different but that’s all very subjective and subject to semantic tendencies/differences between tasters.

    Keep up the good work.

  17. My wife does not have her own cigar case and she is really into leather and likes the bigger gauge (cigars), like this one will accommodate!

  18. Wow, excellent song choice! What is this track?

    As for the cigar, I’ve tried the robusto and its a punch in the pallet for sure. Really good…it made me have to pay a lot of attention to the flavors to figure out what I was tasting. I enjoyed the LE oscuro perfectos as well.

    How do these compare to the 8/11’s? Are the 8/11’s a different blend or just different packaging?

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