The Padron Family Reserve cigar's tobacco is aged 10 years to make a limited production box-pressed cigar which comes in both Natural and Maduro styles. The Padron presentation is one of the most impressive in the industry with all of its special touches. The No. 85 (for 85 Years) commemorative cigar box comes complete with 85 Years insignia and Padron family signatures, and the red ribbon inside, which tells you that you are about to enjoy a special cigar. The No. 45 Maduro has been named top cigar of the year three times. The No. 44 Maduro is a gorgeous cigar with sexy construction. The No.46 is a sophisticated cigar that deserves to be a special occasion smoke.
Cigar Aficionado magazine said, "This is the 12th Top 25 list in Cigar Aficionado magazine’s history. A Padrón cigar has been named Cigar of the Year three times and has made the Top 10 list every year consecutively. These cigars have all the signature traits of a great Padrón: box pressing, perfect draw, plenty of body, and a hearty combination of earth, cocoa bean and coffee. Each note folds into the palate individually and then harmonizes for a sublime experience."
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"Fifty years ago this past September, José Orlando Padrón opened his doors in Miami and began selling cigars marked with his name. It was the most modest of ventures: one cigar roller, cigars that cost 25 cents apiece, and a future that was very far from certain. After a rough start, he listened to a customer who yearned for a fuma, the pig-tailed cigar type that Cuban rollers smoked. He changed his product and packaging and gave the customer the new cigar. Suddenly, he had a hit on his hands.
Padróns have come a long way from those fuma days, and the company commemorated 50 years in business as the most decorated cigarmaker on the planet. Three times Padróns have been named Cigar of the Year, and throughout the 10-year history of the award not only have they never failed to make the list, they have never finished outside of the top 10.
This Padrón Family Reserve 50 Years Maduro is beautifully pressed, and it is steeped in notes of rich earth, coffee and that trademark cocoa bean quality. The cigar comes in boxes. Another, larger, far more limited cigar presented in a commemorative humidor, was due to be released as this issue went to press.
To celebrate 50 years, the Padróns decided that one cigar was simply not enough." Credit: Cigar Aficionado Magazine
The Padron Family Reserve was rated #5 in Top 25 Cigars of 2015 by Cigar Aficionado magazine receiving an outstanding 94-rating!