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Not So Fast: Fuente y Padrón Legends Has Been Delayed Until 2024

December 15, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
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After over a year of waiting and speculation, we recently got word that the Fuente y Padron Legends humidor release had been shipped. Now, sources tell us that it has been delayed.

We are told that there was an issue during shipping that has caused some damage to the shipping container which also caused damage to the humidors. Carlito Fuente Jr. has said that the container appears to have been dropped with caused the outer packaging to be crushed and also has caused splitting in the wood and seams of the humidor itself. Arturo Fuente will need some time to assess how many were damaged and allow time to replace the humidors and their packaging.

We are told these will not ship until the second batch of humidors that are expected to ship next year. My prediction is sometime around the 2024 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show and Convention.

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.

This is a developing story and more information will be provided when we know more.

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