Man, if there’s one cigar you just can’t keep down it’s the Padilla Miami 8 & 11. Originally made in 2005 by Don ‘Pepin’ Garcia, Miami was then moved to Raices Cubanas in 2010, El Titan de Bronze in 2011, a maduro version in 2012, and a version in 2008 made at Ernesto’s own factory. Regardless, the blend keeps coming back because the people demand it, and today’s version is unarguably the best of the bunch.
For the latest version of Padilla Miami 8 & 11, Ernesto has teamed up with the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras. You might not know the name, but this factory is most famous for manufacturing many of Alec Bradley’s best cigars, including the former #1 Cigar of the Year – Prensado. A Nicaraguan puro, though it’s made in Honduras, Miami 8 & 11 greets the palate with notes of pepper, cedar, and earthiness.