In the age when Venice was not yet overrun by tourists, and the likes of Hemingway roamed its alleys, there existed a place known as Harry's bar, presided over by a man named Cipriani. Fast forward to today, and the name Cipriani graces bars, hotels, and restaurants in the grand cities like New York and Miami. Yet, back in those days, Hemingway would embark on duck hunts in Venice's lagoons, and after such adventures, he'd sail back on a mighty vessel, bound for a place like Miami en route to his final abode in Key West, where the great Marlin of the Gulf Stream awaited.
Things have transformed, but the allure of finely hand-crafted premium cigars endures. Today, we pay homage to a bygone era with the Italian Special Sampler. It consists of 5 Padilla Italy box press Maduros. These are robust, unapologetic bars of flavor reminiscent of dark coffee and hazelnuts, tinged with a hint of white pepper. Perfect for a bold lunch after a day in Venice's lagoons or a well-deserved respite. The Maduro, a limited Sam Andres creation, boasts higher priming and an oily demeanor. It's filled with the finest Nicaraguan corojo and criollo tobaccos. Crafted at the workshop of AJ Fernández's brother-in-law, Raymond, an emerging star in our world. Raymond undoubtedly learned his craft at AJ's helm, overseeing that colossal operation.
Now, let's move on to the next gem in the Italian Special lineup—the limited and classic Padilla Miami 8&11. It's the product of Cuba's finest master rollers, toiling away right here in Little Havana, Miami. They employ the choicest tobaccos from OLIVA and Aganorsa tobacco growers. A single cigar of this caliber commands a retail price of $19.
But behold, the Italian Special Sampler, which includes 5 Padilla Italias and 1 Padilla Miami, can be yours for the remarkable price of only $59, ( FREE shipping included! )
And should you ever find yourself on a duck hunting expedition in Venice's lagoons, you now know which cigar sampler to bring along.
Act swiftly, while supplies last.