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Fuente & Padrón Collaboration, ‘Fuente y Padrón Legends’, Begins Shipping

November 27, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Boxes in the back of a truck

After being showcased at both the 2022 and 2023 PCA Tradeshow, the long awaited Fuente and Padron collaboration, ‘Fuente y Padron Legends’ is finally shipping.

Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr. told Smokin Tabacco, “Thanksgiving Day as promised. A very significant date to pay gratitude and tribute to two great, legendary men of our industry.” Carlito went on to say “two full containers, with others to follow.”

Carlos A. Fuente, Sr. and José O. Padrón were friends and colleagues for over 50 years. They shared common bonds – a passion for the finest Cuban cigar-making traditions and deep respect for their family names. They passed these values on to their children. Their sons, Carlito Fuente and Jorge Padrón, together with their families, have partnered to honor and remember the Fuente and Padrón family patriarchs. For the first time, the families are collaborating on a joint project, a commemorative 40-cigar box in honor of their fathers and their legacies.

The box is detailed with colors, symbols and photographs illustrating the rich family histories and contributions to the cigar industry made by both families. Inside, there are two trays of 20 hand crafted cigars. One tray features cigars made by Padrón in honor of Carlos A. Fuente, Sr. The second tray features cigars made by Fuente in honor of José O. Padrón.

Specially designed bands honor both patriarchs with family symbols and the words the two men lived by – “Familia,” “Perseverancia,” and “Legado” (Family, Perseverance, and Legacy). Both families have selected rare and beautiful tobaccos to create legendary cigars worthy of the extraordinary men they honor.

Carlito also told us that this will be distributed by both J.C. Newman (who is the U.S. distributor of Arturo Fuente) and Padron. In keeping with their fathers’ tradition of giving, a percentage of the proceeds from the sales of this collaboration will be donated to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation and the Padrón Family Foundation.

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