Padilla Premier Cru Press Release and Invictus Prototype

Today Ernesto Padilla shared with us some pictures and information about his upcoming releases, the European exclusive Premier Cru and the domestically available Padilla Reserva.

May 30, 2012
Padilla Cigar Company is proud to announce yet another collaboration with Oliva Cigar Company following the recently 93 rated Padilla Studio-Tobac Limited Edition. Since the inception of the Padilla brand, Ernesto Padilla (brand owner), has worked on several successful projects with the Miami Lakes, Florida based Oliva Cigar Company. Oliva will manufacture and distribute the new Padilla Premier Cru cigars to be sold exclusively in the European market. The Padilla Premier Cru will feature the most premium fillers from the Oliva Family Tobacco Farms in Nicaragua. The superb wrapper will feature a Habano tobacco seed grown in the Ecuadorian Oliva plantations. The Padilla Premier Cru will be available in 3 different sizes those being Robusto, Torpedo, and a Double Toro. The cigars will range in price from €8 – €10. Padilla Premier Cru will be introduced this September at the Inter-Tobac Trade Fair in Dortmund, Germany and will be available through all of Oliva’s European distributors. German distributor Wolfertz, GMBH and Dutch distributor Van Horssen, BV have already agreed to begin sales this fall.

For those in the United States feeling left out, Padilla and Oliva have created 2 new blends in Habano and Maduro wrappers. This highly anticipated cigar will be known as the Padilla Reserva and will be exclusively sold in the United States. The Padilla Reserva will also be available in 3 sizes those being Robusto, Torpedo, and Double Toro. The cigars will range in price from $8 – $9 dollars. Padilla Reserva will be introduced at the IPCPR Trade Show in Orlando, Florida this August.

And now for a little more information on the Invictus and a few pictures of the prototypes.

Made in Miami in small batches at El Titan de Bronze cigar factory. 6 Cuban master rollers are making Invictus. Only 400 boxes in 3 sizes will be released each numbered. This is only for select Padilla stores. Robusto 5×54 toro 6×54 and torpedo 6×54. We are also making a Miami maduro also very limited with a San andres wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers from Aganorsa tobacco growers and ASP tobacco growers. The Invictus will have a high priming habano Ecuador wrapper from Oliva growers.

From now on all Padillas will feature [the] lion head logo and what will change per blend is the secondary band.