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Padilla Series 1968

A classic blend returns.

Padilla 1968 commemorates the year that Ernesto Padilla’s father, Heberto, was jailed for publishing a collection of poetry slamming Fidel Castro. This blend was crafted with care and exhibits the renowned quality and bountiful flavor that has become the hallmark of Padilla cigars.

Hailing from Tabacalera Aguilar in Honduras, this blend features Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo long-fillers tucked under a flavorful Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. Padilla 1968 is full-bodied and wallops your palate with notes including citrus, spice, earth, coffee, and cream. Padilla 1968 manages to perfectly balance its flavors and you’ll be entertained by the rich evolution in its profile. Cigars this good usually hit your wallet hard, but with my redonkulous pricing your wallet will thank you. 

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Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 20 In Stock $170.00
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Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 In Stock $42.50
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Grande (Gordo) (7.2"x57)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $45.00
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $130.00
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $32.50
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Toro (6.0"x50)
Box of 20 Out Of Stock $140.00
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Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $35.00
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Torpedo (6.1"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $150.00
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Torpedo (6.1"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $37.50
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Overall Rating 3.81481481481481 out of 5 Based on 27 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Padilla Series 1968”

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3 out of 5
Small in size, big on taste.
3 out of 5
Solid, but not impressive smoke.
Bought a box of Padilla Series '68 robustos as a CI special. It's a med-full bodied cigar that's well constructed, with an easy draw, and nice/consistent burn. Not much flavor change from start to finish...very earthy, woodsy, leathery flavor profile. Nice cigar for the golf course or if you need a smoke in a pinch.
4 out of 5
Well rounded 4 stars
Easy draw. Smokes even. Affordable. Good flavor. Cant ask for much more.
4 out of 5
Will Do in A Pinch
Picked up a box of Robusto's and overall not to bad of a smoke. Constructed well and burned evenly. Medium strength.
4 out of 5
Buen cigarro
Mi favorito para el diario a un excelente precio.
3 out of 5
Tough smoke 1st time out
Dug into my first 5-pack of Black Bear Robustos. Nice aromas, but hard to keep lit and keeps canoeing. Great price, but must have the odd plug somewhere.
4 out of 5
Get them on sale and enjoy
Very nice medium bodied smoke.
4 out of 5
New flavor to me, and good
Really liked these sticks. Pretty cool that the band's have serial numbers. This is the first stick that I get hints of a tangy-sweet flavor, during the smoke, that reminds me of ketchup, but not quite. Really enjoyed all of the 10 I purchased. Will have to get more.
4 out of 5
Padilla Series 1968 - Just Right!
Good flavor and last for 14 of 18 holes on the golf course.
4 out of 5
very happy with 1968 series.
very happy with 1968 series. It had a smooth draw, an even burn and a satisfying taste. Would definitely recommend it and am going to purchase more!
2 out of 5
Honestly I was hoping these would be great... As a 93 rated, i was disappointed. So far I have smoke 2 of my 5 and both did not like to stay lit. They have a very easy drag, but when I have to a couple puffs every time just to keep it lit is not what I want.
3 out of 5
But a fiver.
Classic corojo flavor. Not very complex. Decent construction.
2 out of 5
Tony From NY
Smoked a box of 20. Nice flavor but one of the worse burning cigars that I have ever smoked. Out of 20, I had two that burned properly. Taking extra care when lighting did not help! They burn 50% more down one side. I also smoked the Black Bear and the Golden Bear. Much better burning cigar.
5 out of 5
Great smokes right off the truck
Been wanting to try these, finally got em on the Joe Cigar deal. Boy am I glad that I did... I tried one right off the truck, and these are great cigars! Sorta spicy but not too overpowering, great flavor, tons of thick creamy smoke with a fantastic aroma. Well constructed, no burn issues whatsoever. Thanks CI for introducing me to another great line of cigars!
4 out of 5
Not to shabby!
Good cigar, not to much smoke, good taste, and good burn.
3 out of 5
not a 93 but solid
Not a bad cigar. Burned evenly easy to keep going. But for a 93 I expected a way more enjoyable stick. Decent flavor but still just not 93 rated caliber.
5 out of 5
Love this cigar
Perfect size. Perfect smoke especially in the AM
5 out of 5
Old time favorite
Old time favorite
4 out of 5
Just Right
Series 1968 Robusto is a quality medium smoke that is first class from beginning to end. Although I occasionally get one that has some harsh notes, they are generally well rolled and burn beautifully. They are currently my regular smoke since CI stopped offering Bahia Gold. Too bad about that decision.
5 out of 5
They're back!
Wow! I missed these suckers. I'm not sure why they were unavailable for a while, but I'm sure glad they're back. One of my absolute favorites at any price. Get some, you'll love them.
1 out of 5
Will never buy again.
Do not buy this cigars.Terruble taste. It used to be good before.
5 out of 5
Padilla 1968 review
I loved them. I first tried a 5 pack, liked the smooth medium smoke throughout and easy draw, then immediately bought a 20 bundle for a great price. They don't burn too hot if smoked gently, and taste great. I suggest rolling the babies in your mouth for awhile before even lighting up! If I remember right, they're rated 91 or 92. Let's hope CI keeps gettin 'em by the boatload.
4 out of 5
Special treat
I smoked one of these Padilla 1968 series beauties several years ago, and was happy to see its return recently. While I usually favor med-full Nicaraguan blends (see: AJ Fernandez), this Honduran has both flavor and strength comparable to many of the sticks I usually smoke. Consistent flavor and burn throughout, with a lot of earth and creamy like favors. At the price point, it's a can't miss try for the serious cigar smoker.
5 out of 5
From fire up to finish this is a great smoke!
I have become a fan of Padilla and the Serie 68 is just another one of their great sticks, they gave me a new appreciation for cigars!!!
4 out of 5
Solid Performer
Very above average cigar with a slightly peppery Corojo flavor. Beautifully constructed and burns perfect for a LONG time.
5 out of 5
It's Back
I am glad this 1968 Padilla Series is back. Nice full "Corojo tobacco" flavor and good construction. Nice work on a remember-able cigar and tribute to a great father. Enjoy
4 out of 5
Solid Smoke
A good cigar with your classic corojo flavor. Constructed very nicely this stick seems to burn forever and perfectly even.