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

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


The name Damaso pays homage to Damaso Padron, the grandfather of company founder Jose O. Padron. Damaso was the person that got the Padron 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 Damaso’s image.


In addition to the Connecticut wrapper, the Damaso 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.