If you ever wondered what José Orlando Padrón’s life has been like, here’s your chance. At the age of 91 he’s now releasing his autobiography, ‘Memorable moments in my life’. The book will be out worldwide in about a month.
“It’s not about cigar technology or tobacco, it’s about his life,” says César Gadea at Padrón Cigars. “It’s dedicated to his wife, children, employees, everyone who helped get to where he is today and all the immigrants that came to the US to pursue the American dream.”
The book comes in two formats. “There’s a regular hardcover and a leather-bound luxury edition. The latter comes in a wooden box that looks like a book. It’s the old Cuban style and all the proceeds go to a school we’re building in Nicaragua.“
Besides the book Padrón also presented two cigars from the 1964 Anniversary Series, Soberano and Presidente, in square tubes that will now be launched in Europe after being introduced last year.
“We came out with them in time for the IPCPR in Las Vegas in July this year and they’ve been super successful. As soon as they hit the shelves they’re gone. Our 1926 No. 90 in round tubes which came out at last year’s IPCPR has also been very successful, as well as the Hermoso. It’s got a special place in our display case now.”
The reason being that Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Hermoso Maduro won Best Nicaraguan Cigar at the Cigar Trophy Awards at InterTabac in Dortmund on Friday.