Padilla Hybrid is a brand of handmade premium cigar owned by Padilla Cigar Company.
Padilla Hybrid Wikipedia
The brand was created by Ernesto Padilla and is manufactured in the Dominican Republic. It was introduced into the U. S. market in 2003.
The wrapper that gives this cigar its name is a hybrid of Cuban-seed and Connecticut-seed tobaccos grown in Ecuador. The binder is Nicaraguan and the filler is a Dominican, Nicaraguan & Peruvian blend. The cigars come celloed in a varnished box, 20 to the box.
The band was designed by Ernesto Padilla. The ends and the top represent pen points and are a tribute to his father, Cuban ex-patriate, poet, writer and teacher Heberto Padilla. The black and gold background distinguishes it from the band of the Padilla Maduro, which is blue and silver.The Robusto was given a 90 rating in the August, 2004, issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine.
The Robusto was also given a rating of 90 by Stogie Fresh.