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Honor Thy Father

Fuente and Padrón join forces on cigars to commemorate each other’s fathers
By David Savona | From America’s Most Notorious Mobsters, November/December 2020
Honor Thy Father
José Orlando Padrón (left) and Carlos Fuente Sr. in 2014.
Two of the most famous family-owned cigar companies in the world are joining together on a project honoring the departed leaders of each company. Padrón Cigars Inc., which makes all of its cigars in Nicaragua, is going to be crafting a smoke to honor Carlos Fuente Sr., the longtime leader of Arturo Fuente Cigar Co., who died in 2016. Fuente, one of the largest cigar producers in the Dominican Republic, is making a cigar to honor José Orlando Padrón, who founded Padrón Cigars in 1964 and died in 2017. The two cigars will be sold together, side by side, in a humidor-style box adorned with the images of each man. Each cigar will measure 7 inches long by 50-ring …
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