Striving to create cigars worthy of special times is the singular motivation behind Padrón Cigars. For years, Padrón smokers have shared with us stories of special moments in their lives that have been distinguished by smoking one of our cigars.
This too is how we in the Padrón Family live our lives.Great cigars have been the centerpiece of many of our most memorable moments – those moments shared with family and friends.The Padrón Family thanks you for your continued loyalty and trust in the Padrón name.
– Padrón Family
As a boy, my father would show me a small, old hammer and tell me how it had changed his life. We, his children, grew up hearing the story of el martillito, the little hammer. It became a tradition which we now tell our children. The hammer represents the dedication and hard work that went into building Padrón Cigars. It reminds us of our roots and humble beginnings. It stands for tenacity, integrity, perseverance, loyalty, commitment to quality…and much more. The hammer helped lay the foundation for what we are today. The hammer has a deep and special meaning for the Padrón Family. This is why we are sharing the story with you.
– Jorge Padrón
In 1962, I arrived in Miami, an unknown city in a foreign land. I had to start from zero.
At first, I received $60 monthly, as government aid given to Cuban refugees. I was thirty six years old, strong, and in good health. Every time I cashed that check, I felt like a burden on the country that had taken me in. For many days, I looked for a job and did not find one. Every night, I went home and thought of the future. I was determined to do something so that I could support my family. One day, Raul Fernandez, a friend who worked in the Cuban Refugee Office asked if I had any carpentry skills. I said I did. He gave me a gift – a small hammer – which he asked me to put to good use. The hammer made me feel I had the necessary tool to become self-sufficient and not depend on a government hand-out. During the days, I worked as a gardener. At nights, I did carpentry with the hammer. My dream was to save enough money to open a factory to make great cigars, like the ones we used to smoke in Cuba. Through a lot of sacrifice and hard work, I managed to save $600 – money I made working with the hammer. With that, I made my dream come true and opened Padrón Cigars in 1964. I still have the hammer as a reminder of how it all started. More than forty years later…The hammer is still here and so is Padrón Cigars, the brand the hammer helped build.
– José Orlando Padrón
1926 Serie, Special Releases & Family ReserveTM
This family of cigars has grown to include our “special releases” and the Family Reserve.
Available in both sun-grown natural and maduro wrappers, all offer refined tobacco aged five to ten years, then blended to create an exceptionally smooth, complex, balanced and full-bodied flavor. For protection, a double band with an individually numbered guarantee label is applied to every cigar to safeguard against counterfeiting.
The award-winning Padrón 1926 Serie premiered in 2002 to commemorate José O. Padrón’s 75th birthday, with five sizes available. Continuing our tradition, this series is offered in a box-pressed format.
On occasion we craft special releases to commemorate significant family events.
In 2000, a celebration of the millennium was marked with a limited production of 1,000 cases each containing 100 sequentially-numbered cigars. The 40th anniversary of Padrón Cigars is celebrated with the No. 40, packaged in a commemorative hand-painted chest of 40 cigars. Our 80 Years edition honors José O. Padrón’s 80th birthday.
The Family Reserve is the newest addition to our acclaimed line of cigars. Signifying special family dates, these cigars are individually hand-crafted from tobacco aged ten years. Once exclusive to the Padrón family, the Family Reserve is now available, offering four highly rated selections from the No. 44 to No. 85 in both natural and maduro.
Today, as always, the Padrón Family strives to give you the confidence that each Padrón cigar is the same…perfect.
1964 Anniversary Series
The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series line was introduced in 1994 to commemorate our company’s 30th anniversary. This line consists of eleven sizes that are all available in sun-grown natural and maduro wrappers. All tobacco used in this limited production series is aged for four years, creating a smooth and complex flavor. In honor of the age-old Cuban tradition of box-pressing cigars, the 1964 Anniversary line was introduced as a box-pressed series. For the protection of our customers we have introduced measures to safeguard against counterfeiting with a specially designed double band featuring an individually numbered guarantee label.
The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series is consistently ranked by industry experts as one of the top brands in the world.
Founded in 1964 and evolving throughout our history, the Padrón Series today consists of fifteen medium- to full-bodied, long-filler cigars ranging from Panetelas to the large “A” size Magnum. A beautifully balanced and full-bodied smoke of exceptional quality and value, the Padrón line is aged for a minimum of two-and-one-half years and is available in natural or maduro wrapper. As with all of our exceptional cigar offerings, this line is hand crafted using only sun-grown tobacco.
Our offer includes:
PADRON 1926 Serie No 1 Double Toro Maduro, PADRON 1926 Serie No 1 Double Toro Natural, PADRON 1926 Serie No Gran Toro 9 Maduro, PADRON 1926 Serie No 9 Gran Toro Natural, PADRON 1926 40th Anniversary Piramides Maduro, PADRON 1926 40th Anniversary Piramides Natural, PADRON 1926 80th Anniversary Perfecto Maduro, PADRON 1926 80th Anniversary Perfecto Natural, PADRON 1926 Serie Sampler Maduro Gift Pack, PADRON 1926 Serie Sampler Natural Gift Pack, PADRON Family Reserve 45 YO Toro Maduro, PADRON Family Reserve 45 YO Toro Natural, PADRON Family Reserve 46 YO Gran Toro Maduro, PADRON Family Reserve 46YO Gran Toro Natural, PADRON Family Reserve 85 YO Robusto Maduro, PADRON Family Reserve 85 YO Robusto Natural
1964 Anniversary Series
PADRON 1964 Anniversary Serie No 4 Toro Gordo Maduro, PADRON 1964 Anniversary Serie No 4 Toro Gordo Natural, PADRON 1964 Anniversary Series IMPERIAL Double Toro Maduro, PADRON 1964 Anniversary Series IMPERIAL Doube Toro Natural, PADRON 1964 Anniversary EXCLUSIVO Robsto Maduro, PADRON 1964 Anniversary EXCLUSIVO Robusto Natural, PADRON 1964 Anniversary Serie PRINCIPE Corona Natural, PADRON 1964 Anniversary Serie Sampler Maduro Gift Pack, PADRON 1964 Anniversary Serie Sampler Natural Gift Pack
PADRON 7000 Serie Maduro (Toro Gordo), PADRON 7000 Serie Natural (Toro Gordo), PADRON 4000 Serie Maduro (Gran Toro), PADRON 4000 Serie Natural (Gran Toro), PADRON 3000 Serie 4Pack Maduro (Robusto Grande), PADRON 3000 Serie 4Pack Natural (Robusto Grande), PADRON 3000 Serie Maduro (Robusto Grande), PADRON 3000 Serie Natural (Robusto Grande), PADRON 2000 Serie 4Pack Maduro (Robusto), PADRON 2000 Serie 4Pack Natural (Robusto), PADRON 2000 Serie Maduro (Robusto), PADRON 2000 Serie Natural (Robusto), PADRON Corticos Natural, PADRON Sampler No 88 Maduro Gift Pack, PADRON Sampler No 88 Natural Gift Pack
Source: Padrón Cigars