RIP, Jose Padron

Not sure if many of you guys are into cigars at all, but the industry lost a legend this week, Jose Padron.

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https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/death-of-a-master-jose-orlando-padron

He will be greatly missed!

I had a chance to sit back and enjoy some of the fruit of his labor today:

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,216
    Bill Clinton was a fan.


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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,087
    Sometimes, it's better to just not post whatever pops into your head.

    I'm just saying.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,548
    Huge cigar fan. Use to work at a smoke shop here in Louisville while considering getting in to the business as a retailer back in the early to mid 90's. I had a humidification liquid I sold for a few years as well. Padron has some of the most well respected cigars in the industry.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,500
    I just read some of that article. What a neat little story about his life and starting his business. Gotta wonder how much work it is rolling cigars. And how many those old hands rolled. Definitely seems a bit artful. I don't partake, but am interested and can appreciate what goes into it, and a man's journey to become a master in his industry.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 1,944
    A legend indeed - RIP.
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  • maingeymaingey Posts: 426
    How is no one speaking on that firepit?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 587
    Love me some Padron Corticos Maduros.

    RIP.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,439
    I'm glad you had one to enjoy on the day of his passing. I'm sure a lot of people did the same.
    Enjoy. ;)

    RIP Mr. Padron.
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,068
    edited December 9
    More of a pipe tobacco fan than cigars, myself. That said, I have enjoyed a number of Padron cigars in my time. The 1964's are excellent. Padron was a master cigar manufacturer. R.I.P Jose Padron.
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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,087
    Tony M wrote: »
    I'm glad you had one to enjoy on the day of his passing. I'm sure a lot of people did the same.
    Enjoy. ;)

    RIP Mr. Padron.

    My wife got it for me and a new cutter for this past Fathers Day. Been letting it rest a bit and looking for a good reason to smoke it.

    It was a FANTASTIC cigar!
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