The year 2014 marked 50 years since Jose O. Padrón founded Padrón Cigars. To no surprise, the company has unveiled some new cigars to mark the occasion. These new cigars marked the first new lines released by Padrón in over three years. Front and center of these releases is the much talked about new limited edition line of cigars called Padrón 50th Anniversary - The Hammer. This is an ultra-premium cigar line that features some of the best tobaccos secured by the Padrón family. Consistent with Padrón releases, the Padrón 50th Anniversary is available in a natural and maduro option. As a part of the Padrón 50th Anniversary release, these cigars are packaged in a ultra-premium luxury humidor. As much as the cigar and the packaging have been talked about, the price point of this offering has also been talked about as the whole package carries retail price of $6900.00 or $84/cigar.
The humidors were first unveiled at the 2014 IPCPR. The price point was still to be determined (although a $3300.00 for the humidor.
The humidor was designed by Nelson Alfonso who is well known for his work with Habanos on the Cohiba Behike and for his innovative packaging with Selected Tobacco. A total of 1,000 humidors have been produced and given there are 50 cigars per humidor, the initial allocation totaled 50,000 cigars. The same humidor is available for the natural and maduro options of the Padrón 50th Anniversary cigar.