Fuente y Padrón Legends Arrives

A small allotment of Fuente y Padrón Legends, the long-awaited collaboration between Arturo Fuente and Padrón Cigars, has begun arriving at retailers. Cigar Coop was able to confirm that a small allotment of the product was shipped to 20 retailers and at least one retailer has received shipment. The shipment comes on the eve of the 2024 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, which opens on March 23, 2024.

Fuente y Padrón Legends was first announced back in 2020. The cigar was unveiled at the 2022 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show. For this project, each principal blended a cigar to honor the other principal’s father. In other words, Jorge Padrón created a cigar to honor Carlos Fuente Sr. and Carlito Fuente created a cigar to honor Jose Orlando Padrón. The cigars come in a collectible 40-count box/humidor featuring two 20-count trays of each blend. Not much is disclosed about the cigars other than each of the two blends will be a 7 x 50 vitola.

On Thanksgiving weekend, we reported on Cigar Coop that two containers of the Fuente y Padrón Legends had shipped from the Dominican Republic. It turns out that one of the containers was damaged during transit to the U.S. Cigar Coop has confirmed that the damage was uncovered as the humidors were being unpacked from the warehouse. A decision was made to delay the Fuente y Padron Legends release so that all of the humidors could be properly inspected.

Reports of pricing are approximately $178.00 for a single cigar and approximately $7,120.00 for the 40-count humidor unit. Carlito Fuente told Cigar Coop that the net profits from the project will go to principal’s respective charitiesand that both companies have set a goal to raise money from the overall effort. These charities include Padron Family Foundation and the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. There has been no word when additional shipments of the Fuente y Padrón Legends will arrive at retailers.

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