As the rarest cigar made by Padron, the Anniversary 1926 is a full bodied powerhouse that is made with specially aged and selected tobaccos from Nicaragua.
The Padron 1926 Anniversary debuted after the highly successful launch of the 1964 line. Padron is among the largest boutique manufacturers in the world. They produce some of the highest rated brands ever tasted by industry insiders and limit there production each year to ensure that the quality of any cigar bearing the Padron name is nothing short of exceptional.
The Padron 1926 line was introduced to commemorate the 75th birthday of Jose O. Padron. It is the most limited and sought after cigar rolled at the Padron factory, with scarce distribution and an enormous demand by aficionados worldwide. The blend is fuller bodied than its predecessors and has a full spicy flavor that entices the palate. To achieve this unique taste, the tobaccos used are aged for a full 5 years.
Size: 6 3/4 x 54
Price: ~$30.00 each
More info about purchasing: Padron 1926 80th Anniversary Cigars
If there is such a thing as ‘hype’ in the cigar world, this was the cigar that may have started it. I have had the unique privilege and pleasure to have smoked one of these recently. The cigar’s construction was perfect, the draw was literally perfect, the burn was perfect. And at over $30 a piece, they damn well better be.
Appearance : Rating:
The cigars, which measure 6 3/4 inches long by 54 ring, are finished in box-pressed format and dressed in a Nicaraguan sun-grown wrapper. Each leaf of tobacco used in the PadrÃ³n 80th anniversary Perfecto is Nicaraguan grown and has been aged for 5 long years. If the pre-light draw was any indicator, I knew I was in for a treat. I was pleasantly surprised that the draw seemed just right. Not too tight, and not too loose.
Construction : Rating:
This perfecto really is constructed nicely. This stick burns a long time and is very very good. It starts good and gets better and better, perhaps you could think of this one like two cigars as it seems to go on for double the time you might expect by it’s size. This is no short smoke, took me over an hour, and if you try to rush it down I can guarantee you will walk away reeling from cigar buzz. This is a full-bodied masterpiece with a taste that was out of this world
Flavor : Rating:
The tastes are strong and a tad spicy right out of the gate. An older aficionado with an acute sense of taste could, I believe, pull many different flavors out of this cigar. It’s that complex. I am not blessed with such a sense of taste, so I will just stick to what I could put my finger on. Leather and nuts, and lots of both, danced around on a stage of spicy nutmeg the entire smoke. I could have sworn I tasted berries for a bit as well. For most of the cigar the strong leather notes fight with the nutty notes, almost as if they are pushing each other back and forth for my attention.
Value : Rating:
This cigar is priced around $30.00 per stick as a single purchase, but local stores will probably charge more. This is one of the most expensive smokes on the market, and with such limited quantities made, this stick is now almost impossible to find anywhere close to the original price. If money is not a driving factor, this is a must-try cigar.
Overall Rating : Rating:
Overall I think this was an excellent smoke, but the sticker-shock may scare most cigar aficionados away. Excellent smoothness in a powerful cigar. When a special occasion calls, this is the smoke! Highly recommended, at least once in your lifetime.