So what makes Padron one of the top cigar brands? It’s simple — they’re family owned, and they pay personal attention to every single premium cigar that comes out of their highly-esteemed factory. That quality control isn’t just talk, either — in all our years enjoying cigars we’ve never had a “bad” Padron. It just doesn’t happen. The only question now is where to start. If you’re looking for a mellower cigar, check out Padron Damaso — it’s a newer release in their legacy, but is one of our favorite Connecticuts on the market. And of course the standard Padron cigar is a great place to start: 93-rated, Nicaraguan made box-pressed cigars, with a delicious and complex array of flavors.