“Smoked Up” No.85

You ever get in one of those “funks” where you don’t want to do too much of anything? Well, that has been my case for the last week or so. I got several projects that I want and need to get done… But just haven’t had the gumption to get them done. I haven’t enjoyed […]


“Smoked Up” No.57

The past week has been getting better in my area. The weather got beautiful this weekend in the lower to mid 60s. Was great weather to get out in and do some yard work, enjoy a few cigars etc… I was invited to be in a local cigar shop’s tv commercial on Tuesday afternoon. I […]


“Smoked Up” No.8

The past week has been fairly busy for me. I had my daughter, Satori’s 2nd birthday and party to plan and execute. That went over well, and glad its over and done. She is growing up fast; almost too fast for me! I got to have a small herf at a local “famous” BBQ joint […]


Padilla Cazadores Robusto

The Padilla Cazadores was released this year at IPCPR with much less fanfare than its sister the Dominus. While the Dominus was promoted as a full body powerhouse that was full of flavor, not much was mentioned about the Cazadores. The Cazadores has a much lower price tag than the Dominus at about half the […]


Padilla Achilles

I’ve been doing a little digging in my humidors lately, and as a result I’ve found some cigars that I either forgot I had, or haven’t had in a while. So is the case with the Padilla Achilles. The wrapper on this cigar is a wonderful caramel shade of brown and slightly oily. There is […]


Padilla Dominus

Before the IPCPR trade show Ernesto Padilla started tweeting about the new Dominus that was to be released in the upcoming months. He mentioned a few times that this was going to be the most full-bodied cigar he had ever produced. At that point the Dominus was officially on my radar, so when I saw […]


Padilla Obsidian

The Padilla Edicion Especial 2006, also known as the Obsidian, was originally a limited release from Padilla. However, the line experienced success and was therefor extended as an exclusive offering at Cigars International. These cigars only come in one vitola, a hefty belicoso, that is sold as a strong full-bodied cigar. As always, I have smoked my way through a handful of samples, and now report my side of the story.