It seems like the lead-up to the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show was almost a bit too quiet when it came to Padrón. Near silence in the previous two months or so, even more so than the company is usually known to maintain. Given that 2019 marks the 55th anniversary of the company, it would have seemed like a reasonable opportunity to expect something new, maybe a Family Reserve, perhaps? If there was going to be something, it was going to have to wait until the show floor doors opened.
Unfortunately for those looking for something new to light up from Padrón, the company isn’t releasing anything new at this year’s trade show, instead working to continue focusing on the existing portfolio and its commitment to quality over just churning out new cigars.
As for the 55th anniversary? “The year’s not over yet,” I was told.