Padilla Series ’68 Corojo

Things happen. It’s a funny thing with cigars. I really disliked the Padilla ’68 Corojo when I fired it up. The draw was very light. The flavors were mild, and really not quite the profile I prefer. But, I had some work to do, and I had a beer to drink, so I kept on smoking it. The ash fell ever couple puffs and, for almost an hour, I just kept thinking about how this really wasn’t a good cigar

The offending cigar

The offending cigar


Tasting Notes:
Padilla series 68 corojo 8/26 – very light and airy draw. Cayenne-ish. Lots of smoke. Earth and pepper. Turns kitchen spices. Mild body and mild-medium flavor. Ash falls easily every quarter inch or so. Earthy hay flavor over all. Pepper spice doesn’t return until at the nub. And, yes, I nubbed it.
Sometimes cigars will surprise you, especially in the end.

Sometimes cigars will surprise you, especially in the end.


Things happen. It’s a funny thing with cigars. You can love them and hate them. You can hate them and love them. While I won’t go out of my way to smoke another Padilla ’68, I do know they do at least finish well.

About the author

Isaac Miller is a stay at home dad, kayak fisherman and a cigar fiend.