Padrón has begun shipping the first batch of refills of its 50th Anniversary humidor to customers both domestically and internationally.
Customers who purchased the humidor are able to purchase a refill of 50 cigars, either all Maduro and Natural or versions, or a half-and-half mix of the two cigars, both of which measure 6 1/2 x 52. Regardless of the option selected, the cigars sell for $2,000, or $40 per individual stick.
The Padrón 50th Anniversary humidor made its debut at the 2014 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show and was one of the most talked about items of the industry’s annual gathering. Limited to 1,000 individually numbered humidors, each of the showpiece boxes contained 50 cigars and carried a hefty price tag of $5,300. The company released the first batch of humidors and cigars to retailers in the final two weeks of December 2014, with more released early in 2015.
Shipping began approximately 10 days ago according to a company spokesperson, and will continue until all refill orders have been fulfilled, with pacing determined by receipt of the cigars from the company’s factory in Nicaragua.