For decades, Hiland’s Cigars has cultivated a deep and cherished relationship with the Padron brand, a partnership rooted in mutual respect for quality and craftsmanship. Our admiration for Padron extends beyond their extraordinary cigars, reaching into the core values and traditions that define this legendary brand. Through years of collaboration, we’ve come to appreciate the unique character of Padron cigars, recognizing them as a symbol of excellence that resonates with our own commitment to our customers. The history, prestige, and distinctive flavor profiles of Padron cigars are something we’ve enthusiastically embraced, thoroughly enjoyed, and we are pleased to share them with you. Throughout the decades of working with Padron, our customers consistently ask us the same questions about the cigars and the brand. So, we’ve put together a brief history and some information on the cigars as well as an informative FAQ at the bottom of the page. If you’re a Padron lover, this page will hopefully teach you something about the brand that you never knew!
A Brief History of Padron Cigars
Padron Cigars was founded in 1964 by José Orlando Padrón. With humble beginnings in Miami, Florida, the company has grown to become one of the most respected names in the cigar industry. The Padron family’s dedication to quality and tradition is reflected in their meticulous handcrafting process and commitment to excellence. They source their tobacco from Nicaragua and meticulously age it for a minimum of two years, creating a rich and flavorful smoking experience. Today, Padron Cigars have become an emblem of luxury and status, appearing in various movies, television shows, and mentioned by celebrities. Their allure and exquisite quality make them a choice cigar for characters and personalities who epitomize success and sophistication.
Recommended Padron Cigars
Padron 1964 Anniversary Exclusivo Maduro (5.5×50 / Box of 25) + Free Shipping and Lighter!
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 Tubo Natural (5.5×52 / Box of 10) + Free Lighter and Shipping!
Padron 1964 Soberano Tubo Natural (5×52 / Box of 15) + Free Shipping and Lighter!
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 Tubo Maduro (5.5×52 / Box of 10) + Free Lighter and Shipping!
A Few Highly-Rated Padron Cigars:
- Padron Serie 1926 No. 9: A consistent top-scorer, receiving accolades for its rich flavor profile and flawless construction.
- Padron Family Reserve 45 Years: Renowned for its complexity and elegance, a favorite among critics and enthusiasts alike.
- Padron 1964 Anniversary Series: Celebrated for its smooth draw and balanced blend, an exemplary representation of the brand’s commitment to quality.
Some of Our Favorite Padron Cigars:
- Padron Serie 1926 No. 2: With its smooth texture and deep flavor, this cigar is a joy for both novice and seasoned smokers.
- Padron Damaso No. 12: A milder choice, perfect for those looking for a gentle but flavorful experience.
- Padron 1964 Anniversary Diplomatico Maduro: A rich and robust choice, delivering a satisfying and memorable experience.
Padron Cigar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q: Where are Padron Cigars made?
A: Padron Cigars are made in Nicaragua, with rigorous quality control to ensure each cigar meets the brand’s high standards.
Q: What makes Padron Cigars special?
A: The aging process, careful selection of tobacco, handcrafting tradition, and a family commitment to excellence define the unique qualities of Padron Cigars. With decades of experience and some of the most talented cigar blenders in the world, Padron truly embodies the culture of cigars today.
Q: Can I tour the Padron Cigar factory?
A: Yes, Padron offers factory tours, allowing enthusiasts to witness the care and craftsmanship that goes into each cigar.
Q: How do Padron Cigars compare with Cuban Cigars?
A: While Cuban cigars are renowned for their distinctive flavor, Padron Cigars offer their own unique richness and complexity, often being compared favorably with Cuban brands. The attention to quality, aging process, and expert blending make Padron Cigars a sought-after choice among discerning smokers.
Q: Are Padron Cigars suitable for beginners?
A: Absolutely, Padron offers a range of cigars catering to various taste profiles, including selections that are perfect for those new to cigar smoking. If you’re really interested in learning about this premium brand (even amongst premium brands), try the Padron 2000 Natural. It’s a great cigar for the price and will give you an idea of what you’re in store for.
Q: How should I store my Padron Cigars?
A: Padron Cigars should be stored in a humidor at a relative humidity of around 70% to maintain freshness and flavor.
Q: What are some of Padron’s most popular series?
A: The Padron Serie 1926, Padron 1964 Anniversary Series, and Family Reserve are some of the most well-regarded and popular lines. It should be noted that the Padron 2000-5000 series are also incredibly popular. Heck, they are ALL incredibly popular. Padron is seriously one of the best brands on the market today.
Q: Is there a limited edition collection available?
A: Yes, Padron often releases limited edition cigars to commemorate special events and anniversaries. These are very limited releases and are often pretty pricey cigars. Most smokers enjoy these cigars on special occasions or give them as gifts. Sign up for our e-mail specials to get alerts and don’t hesitate to buy when these come out. Special release cigars by Padron will not last long and when they’re gone they usually don’t come back.
Q: What’s the best way to cut a Padron Cigar?
A: A double-bladed cutter is generally recommended for a clean cut, although personal preferences may vary. A punch, a single slit, or rough cut all work. It all comes down to preference.
Q: How do I properly light a Padron Cigar?
A: Using a butane torch lighter or a wooden match, toast the foot of the cigar before puffing lightly. Rotate the cigar to ensure an even burn. If you’re smoking one of the higher-end Padrons, you should probably use a match. When you purchase cigars from Hiland’s, ask us for some matches in the comments of your order and we will send some free of charge!
Q: Can I buy Padron Cigars online?
A: Yes, Padron Cigars are available through various reputable online retailers, including Hiland’s Cigars. We suggest always buying from a reputable retailer as these cigars are occasionally faked.
Q: Are Padron Cigars Worth the Money?
A: Padron offers cigars across various price points, ranging from more accessible options to ultra-premium lines. To answer the question as to whether or not they are “worth the money” is all in the eyes of the smoker. Everyone’s personal budget for cigars is different. We believe the brand’s legacy and heritage brings many things to the proverbial cigar table, so we absolutely think they are worth the price. Again, these cigars stand out even amongst the best cigars in the world, so if you can afford a Padron cigar you should certainly try one for yourself.
Q: Do Padron Cigars use any artificial flavorings?
A: No, Padron Cigars are known for their natural flavors derived from carefully selected and aged tobacco.
Q: What awards have Padron Cigars won?
A: Padron Cigars have won numerous awards, including multiple ‘Cigar of the Year’ accolades from prestigious publications.
Q: How are Padron Cigars aged?
A: Padron Cigars are aged for a minimum of two years, enhancing the richness and complexity of the flavors. Some of the reserve tobaccos are aged over a decade.
Q: Is there a Padron cigar suitable for every palate?
A: With a diverse range of flavor profiles and strengths, Padron offers cigars that can cater to virtually every palate, from the novice smoker to the seasoned aficionado.
Q: Where can I find reviews of Padron Cigars?
A: Reviews of Padron Cigars can be found on cigar review websites, magazines, and forums, as well as Hiland’s Cigars website.
Q: Are Padron Cigars available internationally?
A: Yes, Padron Cigars are distributed to select retailers worldwide.
Q: What is the proper way to extinguish a Padron Cigar?
A: Allow the cigar to go out on its own by placing it in a cigar ashtray. Crushing or stomping on a cigar can release unpleasant odors.
Q: What pairs well with Padron Cigars?
A: Padron Cigars pair wonderfully with various beverages such as coffee, whiskey, rum, or red wine, depending on the specific blend and personal preference.
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Thank you for reading our FAQ on one of the most infamous brands in cigars. If you have any other questions about Padron cigars or if you think we should add a FAQ to this list, feel free to contact us! Are you looking for a special coupon for Padron cigars? You can sign up for our email list to get discounts on Padron Cigars, give us a call and ask if we’re running any specials on Padrons, or simply walk in our shop in Scottsdale, AZ and ask for a deal! We look forward to serving you at Hiland’s Cigars.