Padrón 50th Anniversary “Refill” Cigars
If you were lucky enough to purchase a Padron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition a year or two ago, you may recall that the cigars that shipped inside the white humidors wore sequentially numbered, anti-counterfeit bands, printed in red ink. Those “original release” cigars are a rarity to find in shops these days: the majority of the limited-edition cigars have all been smoked or snatched up by collectors. Today, the average consumer is more likely to find the Padron 50th Anniversary “refill” cigars at retail.
According to Padrón, the refill cigars are the exact same blend as the original Limited Edition Natural and Maduro cigars that shipped inside the Anniversary humidors, only now the 6 1/2 inch by 52 ring gauge cigars wear non-sequentially numbered bands printed in black ink. The company says the cigars are still rolled with tobaccos that have been aged ten years.
“In terms of blend, the refill cigars are exactly the same as the original release humidor cigars,” Cesar Gadea of Padrón Cigars told Cigar Aficionado. “Only the bands are different. The red ink was to signify that the cigars were part of the original set that shipped with the humidor.”
The 50th Anniversary is rolled with all-Nicaraguan tobaccos, available in both Natural and Maduro formats with a suggested retail price of $42 per cigar.