In episode 124 of Deep Cuts Live, host Antoine Reid speaks with special guest Ernesto Padilla, the owner of Padilla Cigars. Born in Cuba, Ernesto has been a key player in the premium cigar industry for over 20 years.
In this fascinating interview, Ernesto shares his journey in creating a traditional cigar and how small brands in the industry have to navigate their own distribution companies. He also offers insights into why staying small and boutique gave his company longevity, and why getting big isn’t necessarily the goal for every business.
Ernesto reflects on his 20 years in the cigar industry and how the boutique category has evolved over the years, particularly with the rise of the influencer. He highlights the importance of reading and learning about the history of the cigar industry, and shares his unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in this business.
If you’re a cigar aficionado, entrepreneur, or just curious about the world of premium cigars, you won’t want to miss this episode! Tune in now and join us for an unforgettable conversation with Ernesto Padilla.
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