Just when you thought Padilla was boutique, he begins to release boutique boutique cigars. The Single Batch #17RC is a small production cigar, and I mean small production. There will be different batches, with different tobacco, but the #17RC is covered with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and has filler tobacco from Nicaragua. The cigar has lots of cedar, caramel, cream, earth, and coffee notes and is medium in body. This cigar is very enjoyable, especially when you take the price into account. For roughly around $2 a cigar, it is a steal, and I strongly suggest picking a bundle up. I give this cigar an 88, it wasn’t exceptional, but still very enjoyable. The wrapper had some veins and didn’t burn perfectly, but the flavor was nice.
Padilla Single Batch #17RC – Cigars International