Padron Cigars Description
Padron cigars are patiently handmade with Cuban seed tobaccos grown in Nicaragua and aged up to 2½ years. These are true classic and unique-tasting cigars whose outstanding quality defies their reasonable price. Distinguished by their square-pressed shape and coffee and cocoa bean essences, these perfectly balanced puros brim with full-flavor and complexity. Deftly rolled in dusky Natural and dark, shimmering Maduro wrappers, their consistency is attributed to a limited annual production, which keeps them at the peak of flavor. It's no wonder Padron Cigars are among the most sought-after premium cigars among cigar lovers.
Founded in 1964 by José Orlando Padrón, the Padron manufacturing process is vertically integrated. This gives them strict control over the quality and consistency of their cigars from the selection and planting of the tobacco seedlings to the rolling of the cigars and final quality checks. Today, José Orlando's son Jorge oversees most of the operation.
The Padron Cigars legacy dates back over 100 years to their native Cuba. Yet, since 1964 the company has built its impeccable reputation by sticking to its family tradition of producing complex-tasting, handmade cigars with the same Cuban-born recipe and techniques that have been used for generations. As the company motto states: "When Padron is on the label, quality is a matter of family honor." When asked about their limited annual production, the Padrons emphasize that what counts is the quality of the product, not the quantity produced.
Other Padron line extensions that share the company's stellar reputation are the 1964 Anniversary Series, Serie 1926 and Family Reserve. All three are upmarket luxury editions that feature serial numbers on the bands; evidence of their limited quantity production. Another reason for the serial numbers is that, not surprisingly, Padron cigars are counterfeited almost as much as Cuban cigars! That alone says a lot about the demand for these exquisite cigars. Moreover, Padron does not sanction price discounting of their cigars, and they follow this very closely. Retailers, including online cigar stores that discount Padron cigar prices are cutoff immediately. On the other hand, there are retailers that mark up the prices, essentially overcharging customers. At Famous Smoke Shop, you will never pay more than the retail price for any Padron cigar.
In 1962, when José Orlando arrived in Miami as a Cuban refugee, he was 36 years old. His only income was $60/month provided by a government program for Cuban refugees.
"Every time I cashed that check I felt like a burden on the country that had taken me in," said José Orlando. After weeks of continued unemployment, a friend in the Cuban Refugee Office found Orlando a job as a carpenter, and gave him a small hammer for good luck. Today, Señor José still has the hammer as a reminder of how it all started.
"More than 40 years later, the hammer is still here, and so is Padron Cigars, the brand the hammer helped build." - José Orlando Padrón
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