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Padilla Series 68

Last post 07-21-2009, 8:11 PM by rwheelwright. 30 replies.
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  • Padilla Series 68

     07-10-2009, 9:11 PM

    About two months ago I ordered 10 of the Padilla Series 68 Robustos off the Daily Deal.  When they got here I passed them out ot my golf 4-some and we all despised them.  I think the general concensous was that they tasted like old moldy socks.  Has anyone else had this experience with this line of cigars?  Is it just a Daily Deal thing where the cigars are way over stocked and they've been sitting in a warehouse somewhere collecting mold?  Or do you think we just got a bad batch?  I'd hate to discredit a whole line of cigars based on once experience but the taste was just so revolting it's hard not to. 

    Comments?

  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-10-2009, 9:15 PM

    I just got one of these in and its resing in my humi, so Im interested in some reviews.
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  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-10-2009, 9:16 PM

    The '68 is not my favorite Padilla, but I do like it. Haven't gotten that moldy sock taste you speak of. For the most part, I thought it was a solid cigar that is pretty well made, the flavor profile just wasn't right for me.

    I don't know what could be responsible for your experience, for the most part this cigar is pretty well accepted. Try the Padilla Miami if you want a damn tasty cigar.
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  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-10-2009, 11:27 PM

    j0z3r:
    The '68 is not my favorite Padilla, but I do like it. Haven't gotten that moldy sock taste you speak of. For the most part, I thought it was a solid cigar that is pretty well made, the flavor profile just wasn't right for me.

    I don't know what could be responsible for your experience, for the most part this cigar is pretty well accepted. Try the Padilla Miami if you want a damn tasty cigar.
    I'm with Jozer on this one. It is not my favorite Padilla by any means. I can't say that it is in my smoke again soon category. My father loves them, but I'm not into the flavor profile. I think it is a little too earthy for my tastes. I'm also with Jozer on the Miami. Actually smoking a Miami Robusto right now. An awesome stick. Ranks up there with the Padilla Sig 32 in my book.

    I would doubt that C.com would put out sticks that weren't up to their standards. I have a feeling you just found several friends that didn't care for the 68. I'm one of them.
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  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-11-2009, 12:32 AM

    The 68 is one of my favorite cigars period. I have had a Camacho Select that tasted like vomit when none of the others did. Maybe you just got some from a bad batch.
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  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-11-2009, 1:07 AM

    Can't say I am a fan of the '68 either. I am a big fan of Padilla though. The '32 is one of my favorites, followed closely by the Miami. The '48 seems to have some of the '32 in it, but I would call it the '32 very light. The Obsidian has some draw problems, but the last third is pretty good. I am having a Habano at the moment, They have some snap when they are fresh, but give them a little rest and they are quite the bargain...

    That's the extent of the Padilla line for me... Haven't tried the others..
  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-11-2009, 10:50 PM

    I too ordered 10 of them on the daily deal and placed them in my humidor on 5/5/09... I enjoyed one of them while fishing a while back and thought it was a great smoke. Could you be over-humidified??
  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-12-2009, 9:06 AM

    So far I've had one of my five '68s and thought it was a nice, easy medium smoke. Good taste.
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  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-12-2009, 11:23 AM

    I have some 68's i got before the daily deal i i think they are great! Not my favorite padilla (miami) but still a good smoke. Wonder if you got a bad batch.
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  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-12-2009, 2:04 PM

    IMHO the 68 is a very good cigar, but smokes more like an ISOM. You want the humidity to be around 62 or lower when smoking it. Many smokes will differ in flavor with the changes in humidity.
  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-12-2009, 3:33 PM

    I agree with Vankleekkw. I have noticed that many cigars and in particular Padilla's and Oliva's taste and smoke way better when coming from a low humidity humidor.
    I am presently trying to maintain mine at around 62 or 63% and find I am enjoying some sticks taht I didn't fall in love with the first or second time around. The '68 is a great stick IMO.
  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-12-2009, 7:20 PM

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    Same here, I keep all mine between 61 and 65%. I really like the 68 and haven't had a bad one yet. Did you give them some rest time after receiving them before you handed them out?
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  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-13-2009, 8:02 AM

    I did an inventory of all my cigars last night and noticed I had one of the '68s. I had no idea I had it. I will probably smoke it this week and see if i like the cigar or not. I remember I got it through the ccom custom sampler and so it has been resting since Feb.
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  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-13-2009, 11:16 AM

    ScottU:
    I too ordered 10 of them on the daily deal and placed them in my humidor on 5/5/09... I enjoyed one of them while fishing a while back and thought it was a great smoke. Could you be over-humidified??
    No, because it is getting a bit better with humidification. We smoked 4 of them when they first got here and the other 6 have been in my humidor since then. I tried another a couple weeks ago to see if it helped and it was significantly better, but still had hints of nastiness in it.
  • Re: Padilla Series 68

     07-13-2009, 11:19 AM

    brsmith21:
    Same here, I keep all mine between 61 and 65%. I really like the 68 and haven't had a bad one yet. Did you give them some rest time after receiving them before you handed them out?
    No. Perhaps this is the case. How long of "rest time" should I give them?
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