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    Cool My Tour of Padron in MIami

    During my last visit to Miami I had the opportunity to be given a tour of
    the Padron Store by Jeff Padron whom I met a few months ago through
    my boss Jav. For those that don't know Jeff he is a
    hilarious guy who is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about his
    families craft and he's a car guy like us currently driving often a
    modified C63 coupe. He took time out of his Saturday to give my wife and I
    and a handful of others a tour of their facility.

    We parked in the back and entered through the family/employee entrance
    right into the rear which was pretty awesome. You can just feel the
    history and passion just walking around and seeing everything. There are
    numerous pictures of family in this area and clearly tons of Padron
    Cigars!! Here is where they package many of the special cigars and handle
    various areas of the business. There is of course a giant humidifier to
    keep things fresh. You can see they are all handmade!

    Of course we got to smoke a lovely Padron 1926 series while taking the
    tour. We asked Jeff "hey there are no ashtrays what do we do??" and he
    replies "dude, its a cigar company, we just drop the ash on the floor"
    . It felt weird doing it the first time and each time but hey
    thats tradition!

    I'm a history guy and I really liked this old school foil stamper they
    still use. It must be decades old but its still quite effective and surely
    adds a soulful touch. All Padron cigar boxes are made in-house as well!
    Everything felt full of the highest quality and passion with tradition.

    We then are taken to the actual storefront by Jeff which is an incredible
    lounge area with their products and special items they want to showcase.
    There is great attention to detail like the wood is the same wood from
    Nicaragua as well as identical floors chosen from the same supplier as the
    ones used at Mr. Jose Padron's home. There is a wall of fame with
    celebrities and also an area showing how the cigars are created from start
    to finish with pictures. The furniture was fabulous and the numerous
    awards on the wall were a reminder this was a family that prided itself on
    creating arguably the best cigars around.

    Jeff was extremely detailed in all answers to our questions and you could
    feel he was happy to share his "home" with us. My wife was very touched
    hearing the story of his grandfather coming to America and how he started
    the company with the "hammer". Its one thing to read the story as I did in
    the past but to hear it from a family member in person was really
    something special that I won't forget.

    We walked back to the rear to work on some "exclusively made for
    Vossen" Jeff was working on. We hear a noise and to our surprise Mr.
    Jose Padron HIMSELF was sitting at his desk! I think a few of us
    kind of stood there for a second shocked. Jeff introduced us to him and he
    was extremely nice to us. Mr. Padron is 86 and still works day to day!
    What a tour of the Padron store and what an honor!

    I just wanted to share my visit with cigar enthusiasts and please enjoy
    the iPhone pics.

    Thanks again Jeff!
    Padron Cigars - 46 Years of Dedication

    Mike
















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    Fantastic! I think I just a glimpse of cigar heaven.

    Jon
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    Next time I am in Miami, I know my next stop.
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    I should go there on day since I live out there ...looks awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMGfan View Post
    Fantastic! I think I just a glimpse of cigar heaven.

    Jon
    At this point you probably own more Padrons, than the Padron Family does. Lol

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    Wow! Awesome thread, and an even more awesome trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott D View Post
    At this point you probably own more Padrons, than the Padron Family does. Lol
    LOL, I wouldn't be surprised AMGfan is the biggest cigar baller I know of
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    I'll be calling soon to try and get down there for a tour. Anyone interested?

    I might combine it with a long weekend with my wife...she can shop...I'll hit the tour and some golf.

    Let me know...

    Jon

    PS I might just setup up a new thread about it once I get a possible date.
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    What are those gold-wrapped padrons????
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