New Cigars From Padrón

Padrón Cigars Inc. is one of the less active cigar companies when it comes to releasing new products, so it's notable that the Miami-based company plans to offer several new sizes in the coming months, including a tribute size for brand patriarch Jose Orlando Padrón.

The first new release, a bigger, redesigned Padrón Cigar Sampler, should begin shipping in a few weeks. Instead of consisting of only one brand, this version will contain a total of eight cigars from the Anniversary, Serie 1926 and Padrón lines. Missing from the sampler will be the Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series "A," which will now be packaged on its own.

An 80th Anniversary cigar right off the roller's bench -- it is the first perfecto from Padrón ever.
The biggest new release from Padrón will be the Padrón 80th Anniversary cigar, which is coming out to honor the 80th birthday of Jose Orlando Padrón, who founded the company in 1964. The cigars are being made now in Estelí, Nicaragua, and they are perfectos, the first the company has ever made. They measure 6 3/4 inches long by 54 ring. While they won't be on sale until next year, attendees of Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke Las Vegas Saturday seminar next month will get a chance to be the first to taste it.

For more on this story, see the October 17 Cigar Insider.

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