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Stogie News: Padrón 80th Anniversary Cigar Set to Debut

10 Sep 2007

In a year of many anticipated cigar releases, perhaps the most anticipated non-Cuban cigar debut is only a month away. Speaking with Cigar Aficionado reporter David Savona, Padrón Cigars President Jorge Padrón said the company’s new 80th Anniversary stick will debut “before Thanksgiving.”

Padrón 80th Anniversary CigarAt that time, the maduro version of the Padrón 1926 Serie 80 Years edition will be released, with a natural wrapper version to follow. The cigars are the first ever perfectos produced by Padrón, which has recently moved all of its cigar production to Estelí, Nicaragua after years of splitting production between Honduras and Nicaragua.

The large perfecto (pictured at right, held by Jose Orlando Padrón) will be distributed in boxes of eight and will retail for a pricey $30. Padrón has said that initially stores will only receive one box.

Total production of the “Padrón 80’s” – which use some of the oldest tobacco the Padróns hold – will top out around 40,000 cigars a year.

While final packaging has not yet been announced, expect bands with individual serial numbers as Padrón attempts to counter potential counterfeiters. Padrón’s anti-counterfeiting measures have been stepped up of late as their 1926 Millennium and 1964 Anniversary Series have become some of the most counterfeited non-Cuban cigars.

In a special “Urgent Alert” posted on Padrón’s website, the company gives customers tips for verifying the authenticity of their cigars and warns consumers about internet purchases from unauthorized online retailers.

With production of the cigar so limited and demand sure to be very high, we suggest talking to the owner of your local B&M about reserving one if you want to be one of the first to try this highly-anticipated stogie.

Patrick S

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2 Responses to “Stogie News: Padrón 80th Anniversary Cigar Set to Debut”

  1. Mac and Nudo Monday, September 10, 2007 at 9:11 am #

    Thanks for the heads up. Given how highly you rated the Serie 1926 (http://www.stogieguys.com/2006/12/stogie-reviews-padrn-serie-1926-no-6.html) I look forward to reading your review of this cigar.

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