Padrón Family Reserve No. 50 Debuts Tomorrow in Houston

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Customers at Serious Cigars’ West Loop location in Houston, Tex. will get the first look at the Padrón Family Reserve No. 50 outside of the IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, where the cigar made its debut just about a month ago. The store is hosting an event with Jorge Padrón, who is bringing along some of the cigars before they head to other retailers in the coming weeks.

The 5 x 54 parejo comes in both natural and maduro versions and has a price of $25 per cigar or $250 per box of ten, before taxes. It is one of two cigars that Padrón is releasing in celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary, with the other being the Padrón 50th Anniversary “Hammer” that was also shown off at IPCPR and comes in exquisite 50-count humidors. While the Family Reserve No. 50 will be an ongoing production, the Hammer is much more limited, as just 1,000 humidors are being made, but those who buy a humidor will have the opportunity to refill it for five years, though done in once-a-year offerings of 50 more cigars.

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Serious Cigars will have one of the humidors at the event and will be taking pre-orders for it, with delivery scheduled for December and a price tag of approximately $5,000.

In addition, S.T. DuPont will be represented at the event with the Padrón-branded lighters that were created for the event and shown off the at the trade show as well.

A spokesman from Padrón said that shipments of the Family Reserve No. 50 are scheduled to begin by the end of August, which would have the cigars on store shelves beginning in the first week of September. He noted that the exact date will depend on when the company receives the finished boxes and can get everything packed, but felt fairly confident that things would remain on schedule.

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