Padilla Reserva Maduro

16 responses

  1. Joey Rice
    April 13, 2013

    Etiquette is not subject to opinion. When in a group setting, take your band off. No need to advertise what you’re smoking. If someone is curious, they will ask. At home, do what you want., but in public, take your damn band off.

    • jjo
      April 13, 2013

      Joey – I respectfully disagree.. Etiquette in itself is an opinion. A generally accepted one, yes, but an opinion nonetheless. Personally I couldn’t care less about whtat anyone else is smoking, in terms of “showing off”.. To say that it matters, in a way, points to envy, and that has no place in a social setting. But knowing what someone else is smoking encourages interaction, and that can never be a bad thing. Why not simply enjoy the moment and actively interact with others, rather than standing off to the side and harrumphing? The days of trying to maintain an upper class status quo is hopefully long gone.

      Having said all of that, I, and I’m sure a lot of others here, would love to have the chance to meet up with you and ohter like minded smokers and have the opportunity to change your mind. Cheers!

  2. Dave
    April 13, 2013

    I smoked the Padilla Miami Maduro and it was a great cigar. I heard though that some of the Padillas are being discontinued. Do you know if that’s true?

    • Mike
      April 13, 2013

      Yes, ALL of the old Padilla’s are done. What ever is still out there will be sold but no more will be produced. Padilla has the 2 lines discussed in the Susana video (Reserva and the 8&11 if I remember correctly) and that is all, for now.

  3. Dave
    April 13, 2013

    Better get to hoarding the older ones then…..

  4. jjo
    April 13, 2013

    I enjoyed it; not as sweet as I thought it would be, but still very good. I’ve enjoyed nearly all the Padillas I’ve had (save for the Artemis), but especially the 1932. Too bad they’re gone, but I guess all good things must come to an end. Great review, and thanks for sending me those to try!

  5. T-cigar
    April 13, 2013

    I’ve smoke a lot of Padilla Cigar in the past years. They were good at the beginning. When Padillas started to witch manufactures. The Pallia Cigars quality have gone down. I have not smoked a Padilla cigar in a year.

  6. Tom
    April 13, 2013

    Sounds like a good smoke! As for etiquette, you’re right, it’s pretty much opinion. Now me, I smoke with extended pinky (fully erect). Ok maybe not. In all seriousness, If one has a strong belief of taking the bands off (or leaving them on), they are in serious need of a life, or a new country club.

    • jjo
      April 13, 2013

      He’s alive!!

    • jjo
      April 13, 2013

      BTW, I’ve heard that “fully erect” thing is a phallusy.

    • Francesco
      April 14, 2013

      Mike, love the review, man! Keep up the great work! Hey Tom, when are we going to see another video review?!

  7. Francesco Sinagra
    April 14, 2013

    Tom, when are we going to see another video review for the Stogie Review? Great review, Mike! Long ashes!

  8. dabrossman
    April 14, 2013

    I’ll be sure to leave my band on when Joey is around. In my opinion, you dont tell another man how to enjoy his cigar.

  9. patrick
    April 15, 2013

    Its funny to me that this issue of etiquette has never crossed my mind. I don’t really understand why anyone would be offended that you have the band on the cigar. Now that I think about it, most people that I have been around while smoking have kept the band on the cigars. I guess I disagree with Joey or simply don’t believe it really matters so long as you are polite and have good manners while smoking in a group.

    As to Padilla, I thought his earlier lines were of very good quality but not my cup of tea. I don’t really understand why you would stop producing the ones that put your company on the map, but then I am not a business man. I do look forward to trying these new lines, particularly the maduro. I do love the San Andreas maduro wrappers.

    Thanks for a great review.

  10. Dave
    April 15, 2013

    I agree, as long as I am not being rude or disrespectful in the lounge, don’t tell me how you think I should smoke my cigar. These rules come from years ago. Don’t leave your band on because it is bragging”. Any lounge I’ve have been in, patrons didn’t care if you were smoking a $2 or a $30, everyone was treated equal. Also, I have started many conversations with smokers I did not know when I saw the band on their stick and said, “Hey, how do you like that Fuente”.

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