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Padron Cigars
Phone: (305) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.com
1575 SW First Street
Miami , Florida 33135
United States

Company Description: Padrón Cigars Offical Website. Recognized world-wide for delivering only the finest, handmade, complex cigars. Top ranked, best-of-the-best, Cigar Afficionado and...   more

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  • MBA
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Jack Bettridge, left, and Jorge ..., 20 Nov 2015 [cached]
Jack Bettridge, left, and Jorge Padrón, right, led the cigars and Bourbon pairing seminar.
Jack Bettridge, left, and Jorge Padrón, right, led the cigars and Bourbon pairing seminar.
Just before the Big Smoke Sunday Seminar "Bourbon For Certain" began, co-host Jorge Padrón, president of Padrón Cigars, admitted to the audience that he's more of a Scotch connoisseur than a Bourbon drinker. Shortly after the panel ended, though, he was enthusiastically praising America's favorite homegrown spirit.
Padrón supplied audience members with two cigars: the 91-point Padrón Serie 1926 Maduro No. 9 and a Padrón Dámaso 34, a special torpedo size of the company's new, first-ever Connecticut covered cigar that was rolled specifically for the Big Smoke.
"Dámaso," said Padrón with a wry smile, "is not mild at all, but more of a medium-bodied smoke."
This gives Bulleit noticeable bite, which Padrón said he preferred with the Dámaso.
Bettridge and Padrón then started pairing their cigars with the Knob Creek, which Bettridge mentioned is the best-selling super-premium Bourbon in the country.
"The bodies of the Woodford and the No. 9 match perfectly," said Padrón.
As Bettridge and Padrón continued to smoke and sip, they fielded questions from the increasingly talkative audience that touched not only on Bourbon, but also Padrón's cigar company.
CRA - Cigar Rights of America, 10 Feb 2012 [cached]
Jorge Padron Owner, Padron Cigar Company
Jorge Padrón of Padrón ..., 9 Nov 2015 [cached]
Jorge Padrón of Padrón Cigars Inc.
"This is a totally new blend, ..., 24 June 2015 [cached]
"This is a totally new blend, completely different than anything we have done before," Jorge Padrón, president of Padrón Cigars Inc., told Cigar Aficionado. "It's Connecticut our way."
Called Padrón Dámaso, the cigars are rolled with Connecticut-seed wrappers and a blend of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos. Padrón Cigars Inc. will officially unveil the cigars next month at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show in New Orleans and expects to ship them to retailers in late August or September.
Jorge Padrón said the cigars were geared "for those who seek the quality and consistency of Padrón in a milder taste profile. ... We've never had a cigar in that segment of the market and it's time we do something about it."
When it came time to think of a name, Jorge Padrón turned to his three children.
"Dámaso laid the foundation for what's come for Padrón," said Jorge Padrón.
Jorge Padrón said his strategy was to make a milder cigar, but one that still had character. "It has to taste like tobacco, it has to have flavor," he said.
The blend is different, and the tobaccos are treated differently, so the new cigars are not being rolled in the main Padrón Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, but in a separate area in the Padrón compound.
"It's made next to the existing factory, in an area where we used to store [tobacco] bales. We moved the bales and made that into the [Dámaso] factory," said Jorge Padrón. "Everything is still the same-we just didn't want to mix the two. It's important to separate."
Jorge Padrón said the change required hiring some new workers, but the majority of the workers on the new project had worked at Padrón before. "Ninety percent of the people are coming from within," he said.
Jorge Padrón said he had no short-term production targets for Padrón Dámaso.
"It's a big loss for all ..., 11 Feb 2015 [cached]
"It's a big loss for all of us," said his nephew Jorge Padrón, president of Padrón Cigars. "We are a united family and this is, of course, very sad."
He was best known in the premium cigar industry for his production management of Villazon's HATSA (Honduran-American Tobacco S.A.) factories in Honduras, where he oversaw all aspects of tobacco production, from blending to bulking to fermentation. He also was in charge of development and production of the non-Cuban Punch and Hoyo de Monterrey brands.
"Estelo was a great person and dedicated to his craft as well as to his family," said his brother José Orlando Padrón (translated by his son Jorge).
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