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The Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro first reached cigar shops on September 8, the 45th anniversary of the creation of Padrón Cigars Inc. by José Orlando Padrón. The 83-year-old Cuban émigré is the embodiment of the American dream, …
We review the highest-scoring cigars from the past year and assemble a new tasting of only these cigars.
Repurchase, re-band and then re-smoke the cigars blind—tasters don’t know the identity of the cigar.
The top-scoring cigars are then smoked against each other through multiple rounds.
A new list of 25 cigars is assembled.