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Spotlight Brand: Padron Cigars Damaso

August 21, 2015 |

Padron Cigars Damaso: A lighter shade of Padrón.

Padrón is a name synonymous with expertly crafted, highly regarded, powerhouse Nicaraguan cigars. Padrón Dámaso is a bit of a departure for the company. While still maintaining their strict attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship, this new blend offers a mellow flavor profile which is a first for Padrón. The blend has been reworked and tweaked for nearly a year to ensure that Dámaso delivers the same richness, character, and depth of flavor Padrón is famous for, except with a more subtle body.

Padrón Dámaso comes draped in a silky, smooth Connecticut-seed wrapper encasing a blend of Nicaraguan long-leaves with an enchanting mellow to medium-bodied profile. Flavors abound with nuances of sweet cream, cedar, complimenting notes of pepper, and a subtle spice. As Jorge Padrón said, “It’s Connecticut, our way,” and this cigar will simply bewitch you. Padrón Dámaso is a must have for fans of Padrón cigars or enthusiasts of the Connecticut wrapper.


What were the highlights of this year's show?

8/12/15 | by TJ of Sundance, UT

The few weeks leading up to the IPCPR are brutal. For me, it’s like being a kid on Christmas Day who woke up too early to go down stairs to open presents. You know there’s all these great new cigars on the horizon but there’s nothing you can do about it…except wait. So when you finally hit the show floor, you don’t know where to start amongst the seemingly endless stream of booths. But once the dust settled, here’s my top three favorite things from the show:

by Sean G

Review: CAO Pilon

Sean G CAO turns back the dial
Pilon is a new release from CAO that utilizes a 19th century fermentation technique called the circular pilon. Using this method, the wrapper leaf is fermented at a lower temperature and at a slower rate and thus making it much more flavorful. At least that’s what they want you to believe, the real test is in smoking the cigar. With all this information swimming in my head, I lit a CAO Pilon to see if it lived up to its billing. The first thing I noticed about this cigar was the gorgeous, oily, Ecuador Habano wrapper. The CAO Pilon burned cool and slow and I would rate it medium-bodied. Construction was excellent, with the cigar being firmly packed and requiring no touchups. CAO Pilon's flavors were indeed rich and meaty, and I could really taste wonderful natural tobacco notes, with some hearty  cedar and pepper in the background. This cigar is definitely a winner from CAO, and I would recommend giving it a try.  
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