BACKGROUND: In 2009, after reaching 45 years in business, the Padrón family released the Padrón Family Reserve No. 45, a box-pressed cigar made from very old Nicaraguan tobaccos.
The cigars are made in very limited quantities, and shipped at various times throughout the year. The Family Reserve line is an extension of the 1926 Series, but the tobacco inside has been aged for 10 years. Today I will feature the 6-inch by 52 ring gauge Padron Family Reserve No. 45 Toro.
FEATURED LIBATION: Barrelhouse Celebratory Ale
Celebratory Ale No. 2 is a Belgian Dark Strong ale. 100% of this ale was aged for nearly a year in Port Barrels from Roxo Port Cellars winery. There were only 1500 22-ounce bottles and a handful of kegs made. The beer weighs in at 9.8%ABV and just 9 IBUs. Mathew told me there was very little hops used in the beer and he fermented the beer using a Belgian yeast.
SPECIAL INTERVIEWS: Peripatetic Cigar Club meeting at Barrelhouse Brewery