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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Tubos Go National This Week

For much of its 43 year history, Padrón never offered a tubed cigar, but that has changed in the past year, and cigar smokers across the country will begin seeing even more appearing on store shelves in the near future.

The company has begun a more widespread release of two new tubed additions to its 1964 Anniversary Series, the Presidente (6 x 50, $15.50) and the Soberano (5 x 52, $14.50). Both sizes are box-pressed, offered in natural and maduro wrapper options, and come in square, two-piece aluminum tubes packed 15 to a box.

“We felt it was important to have something in tubes in the Anniversary line,” Jorge Padrón told halfwheel. He added that the format does well in duty free stores as well as among people who want to take their cigars to the golf course or other locations and want them protected.

The cigars got a limited release last summer, and this week will head to Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) members, a group of about 80 retailers. The cigar will get released to all Padrón retailers following the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in July.

Last year, the company released its first tubed cigars, the Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90, a 5 1/2 x 52 round robusto that was offered in both natural and maduro versions. Jorge Padrón noted that the No. 90 has been doing extremely well for the company.

Images courtesy of Padrón.

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