Padron Family Reserve #44 Natural is a limited production boutique cigar that's handmade with Cuban-seed tobacco that was aged for a full 10 years. The Padron Family Reserve #44 is box-pressed, full bodied, and Torpedo sized. While full in strength, it's incredibly smooth and well-balanced.
It's considered one of the premier Padron cigars and in 2009, Cigar Aficionado magazine gave one of the Padron Family Reserve cigars the "2009 Cigar of the Year" award. Each Padron #44 has a 52 ring gauge and is 6 inches long. 10 are handpacked in a cedar box.
When you buy this box of Padron cigars you get free shipping of your complete order and a free Cuban Crafters black metal Perfect Cutter ($29.99 Value). Never guess how much of the cigar’s head you need to cut for a perfect smoking cigar, this Perfect Cutter automatically does it for you. It has a black matte anodized aluminum body that makes it the lightest weight Perfect cigar cutter.
The Family Reserve cigars were created with ten year old tobacco to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Padrón Cigars. José Orlando Padrón came to the United States from Cuba in the early 1960s with nothing more than a few hundred dollars and the burning desire to handmake cigars that tasted as good as the ones he smoked in Cuba.
The image of a hammer on this special release represents a precious gift given to him by a friend when he was virtually penniless. The hammer allowed him to make a living as a carpenter. He saved his money to form a small cigar company in Little Havana. It was the start of Padron cigars, now considered one of the premier cigar makers of the world.
Posted by Jason from Melbourne, Australia on 11th Jan 2014
Beautiful cigar. Well balanced. Nice flavour. Not as strong as i originally thought it would be but that wasn't at all a disappointment. When I get board of the taste of Cubans, the Family Reserve range is always a good option for me. I did have this one in the humidor for about eight months before I smoked it, so this should be taken into consideration when reading this review.