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Padrón dramatically altered their time-tested lineup in 2015 with the introduction of a Connecticut Shade-wrapped cigar known as Dámaso. For years, the brand kept their entire portfolio streamlined to a consistent “natural” and “maduro” wrapper offering, showcasing Nicaraguan blends in box-pressed formats. Dámaso changed everything—the cigars were mellow, used round vitolas, and a Connecticut wrapper. The changes were actually so different that Padrón made an addition to their factory to keep production of their traditional cigars and the new Dámaso totally separate.

But Padrón sought to further expand the flavor profiles offered, and introduced two new sizes of Dámaso at the 2016 IPCPR show, featuring a new and “amped up” blend. Dámaso No. 32 is one such size (the other is the No. 34 Torpedo) and Padrón has included a new sub-band to designate the altered blend. With these new cigars, Padrón now competes in the modern style of “not your father’s Connecticut” cigars, bringing a fuller body to this traditionally mild range of cigar.

Cigar Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacos Cubanica S.A. (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 10-ct | 20-ct box
  • Vitola: 5¼” × 52
  • Price: $13.75