97 Rated Padrón 85th Shipping
Packaging Fix Allows for Limited ShipmentsOctober 12, 2011. The delayed Padrón Family Blend No. 85 is leaving Miami today, October 10, 2011, and heading to cigar stores.
The cigar, initially expected to launch last month, was held up because of the packaging.
In the meantime, the cigar was rated 97 points in the Autumn issue of Cigar Journal.
Jorge Padrón, president of Padrón Cigars Inc. in Miami, stressed there would be "limited" amounts of the cigar, and that they would be shipping slowly, in batches. "We’re going to start shipping today, but it’s going to take us a while to get them out there. They will go out little by little."
The cigars are made in Nicaragua by two bunchers and two rollers, who are still making cigars.
The No. 85 is a continuation of the Padrón Family Reserve line first introduced in 2008. Previous releases of the Family Reserve (No. 44, No. 45 and last year’s No. 46) have been named for the anniversary year of Padrón Cigars, but this new size is named after the 85th birthday of José Orlando Padrón, who created Padrón Cigars back in 1964 in Miami.
The cigars are pressed parejos measuring 5 1/4 inches by 50 ring, with a suggested retail price of $20.