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Padrón to Release Reserva Millennium

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With the year 2000 on the horizon, Padrón did what they do best to celebrate the beginning of a new millennium: release a limited edition cigar, producing 100,000 cigars in a specially blended version of its well known 1964 Anniversary Series, which had debuted five years prior.

Heralded as being bolder in flavor and aged for five years before being rolled, the Padrón Millennium blend was released via 1,000 humidors, each containing 100 of the 6 x 52 cigars. The majority of them featured a maduro wrapper though some naturals were also released, and while no definitive number seems to exist, some have put it at a four-to-one ratio.

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Almost 16 years since the release of the Padrón Millennium, the company has announced that it is releasing another batch which have been aging in the company’s humidors ever since; 4,000 cigars to be specific, divided into 1,000 packs of four cigars. Dubbed the Padrón Reserva Millennium, those cigars will soon be appearing on store shelves.

Money raised from the sales of the Reserva Millennium will go towards the construction and operation of the new Instituto José O. Padrón in Estelí, Nicaragaua, which is being opened to teach English and computer skills to children in the area around the company’s factory.

Pricing and a release date have not yet been announced by the company, though at the time of its original release in 2000, the Padrón Millennium sold for $25 per cigar.

Cigar Journal was the first to report on this release.

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