The articles found in this section is content from early issues of cigar press that no longer exist in any location, but here, due to an office burglary.

Ernesto Padilla

Ernesto Padilla

Cigar Press – You’ve been going through a ot of changes lately.  How has Padilla Cigars been evolving? Ernesto Padilla – I feel like my company has evolved into addition areas such as manufacturing our own cigars.  When I started I was known for making cigars with El Rey de Los Habanos and Pepin Garcia.  […]

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CULEBRA CIGARS

CULEBRA CIGARS

WHAT ARE THEY? Those of you that speak Spanish already know that the word culebra translates to snake.  In cigar terms, a Culebra is a combination of three panetela-shaped cigars twisted together and tied at each end.  While these cigars don’t have much of a market presence today, there are a couple manufacturers that are […]

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Drew Estate Factory Tour

Drew Estate Factory Tour

Since the inception of Drew Estate in 1995 there has been no doubt that it is a cigar company with an entirely new perspective. It all started with a couple of young New Yorkers, Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel, with no heritage in cigars or tobacco – only fresh ideas and a love for cigars, […]

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Components of Premium, Cuban Sandwich, and Machine-Made Cigars

Components of Premium, Cuban Sandwich, and Machine-Made Cigars

Premium (Long Filler Cigars) – Premium cigars are long filler cigars made by hand. Long filler refers to the whole leaves that are used in the cigar. Long filler allows a cigar blender to use the leafs natural composition to create complex blends that can vary in body strength, and flavor profiles. The main components […]

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Leaf Metamorphasis

Leaf Metamorphasis

Co-written by Thor Nielsen and Hendrik Kelner.   The following pictures are examples of what you may find inside the curing barns in different phases of the process.  The first photo is from day 1, harvested right off of the plant.  The last picture is of a fully cured leaf that is ready to be prepped […]

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