Earlier this year, Piloto Cigars Inc. filed for an interesting trademark—Damaso.
Piloto Cigars Inc. is better known as Padrón and Dámaso is in reference to an earlier patriarch in the family, Dámaso Padrón, grandfather of José O. Padrón, the company’s founder. In 1890, Dámaso left the Canary Islands and would eventually begin growing tobacco in Cuba. Now, his name and face is on a cigar.
For Padrón, it’s not just a way to honor their heritage, but also a fairly radical Padrón for the relatively traditional company.
It’s a milder cigar with a Connecticut-seed wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers. Furthermore, it will be round, as opposed to the box-pressed nature of most of the company’s cigars. It will also be placed in cellophane, another unusual trait for Padrón.
Four sizes are planned: No. 8 (5 1/2 x 46), No. 12 (5 x 50), No. 15 (6 x 52) and No. 17 (7 x 54). Pricing has not been finalized.
The cigars will go on sale at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show & Convention and are regular production items.