Padróns have come a long way since the 1960s, and today they are made with a hearty blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos, much of it grown by the Padrón family. The 1964 Anniversary Series truly put Padrón on the map of cigar connoisseurs when it was released in 1994 on the company’s 30th anniversary. Unlike its predecessors, this cigar was sharply box pressed, igniting a box-pressed trend in the cigar industry. Standout sizes include the Exclusivo. Serie 1926 was created in honor of the birthyear of company founder José Orlando Padrón and has taken some of Padrón’s greatest accolades. Padrón Dámaso, created in 2015, and are made with Ecuadoran wrapper leaves grown from Connecticut seed.