It was our choice for what would be the hottest cigar out there, and the Padrón family did not disappoint. IPCPR 2015 was the place where the Padrón family would unveil Dámaso – the long awaited Connecticut cigar in the Padrón portfolio. Dámaso introduces a milder offering into the Padrón portfolio. This is the first line released by Padrón Cigar since the 2008 Family Reserve line was launched.

In a way, the Dámaso breaks all of the rules when it comes to the Padrón formula. While Padrón releases are known for a natural (habano) and maduro offering, Dámaso comes in a Connecticut Shade – a first by Padrón. It is also a rounded vitola as opposed to a box-press.


The name Dámaso pays homage to Dámaso Padrón, the grandfather of company founder José O. Padrón. Dámaso was the person that got the Padrón family in the cigar business when he moved from the Canary Islands of Spain to Cuba and began growing and cultivating tobacco in the Pinar del Rio. The packaging contains Dámaso’s image.


In addition to the Connecticut wrapper, the Dámaso contains Nicaraguan binder and filler. The cigars are available in four sizes: No. 8 (5 1/2 x 46), No. 12 (5 x 50), No. 15 (6 x 52), and No. 17 (7 x 54).  The cigars come packaged in 20 count boxes.