Today, the sad news reaches the branch and cigar lovers all around the world that José Orlando Padrón, founder of Padrón Cigars, passed away at the age of 91, surrounded by his family.
At the age of 91, José O. Padrón is now releasing his autobiography, ‘Memorable moments in my life’. The book will be out worldwide in about a month.
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On the occasion of his 90th birthday on June 10, 2016, we took the chance to talk with cigar legend José Orlando Padrón, founder of Padrón Cigars.
The Family Reserve No. 50 was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Padrón Cigars and was launched in the USA at the end of 2014, and worldwide in 2015. Tasting notes: Fine honey and chocolate sweetness, underlaid by espresso, woody and roasted aromas …
Shortly before the turn of the millenium, Padrón Cigars brought the Millennium 1964 Series to the market. Back then, 1,000 boxes of four cigars each were also produced and will now be launched under the name Reserva Millennium.
Famous Smoke Shop celebrates the 75th anniversary of the opening of the original shop in Manhattan, New York, with a special limited release crafted by Padrón Cigars.
In 1964, with $ 600 in his pocket, José Orlando Padrón founded a small cigar manufactory in Miami to supply himself and fellow Cuban exiles. Today, one of the most important cigar brands on the planet bears his name.
When José Orlando Padrón arrived in Miami in 1962 he had to live on the 60 dollars a month that the US government granted Cuban refugees. Today he employs more than 600 people and his cigars are amongst the best in the world. We bow to this lifetime achievement.