Review: Padron 1926 Serie #35

The heat in New York City has been unbearable as of late with afternoon temperatures hovering in the mid to upper 90s even by the water where it is supposed to be cooler. This excessive heat has cut into my review time as I will not review a cigar unless I am in seclusion from other cigar smokers. Smoking in a B&M I feel seriously effects the outcome of a review as you are surround by others smoking. These aromas can alter your taste perceptions and it is unfair to the cigar manufactures to review in a dirty environment.

The Skinny:

Cigar: Padron 1926 Serie
Origin: Nicaragua
Size: #35 4x 47
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Pre-Light: I chose this small size smoke today to beat the heat. At 9am it it was already 86 degrees and the humidity was an oppressive 100%. I can’t wait for the fall. The 1926 was created in 2002 to celebrate the 75th birthday of Jose O. Padron. The tobacco is aged 5 years, This box pressed cigar is limited to a production of 100,000 per year. Surprisingly I did not pick up any aroma off the wrapper however, the foot gave me some spices while the pre-light draw was some hints of cedar and pepper.

Smoke: This cigar was small enough where I will not break it down into thirds, my overall smoking time was about 50 minutes. As with most Padron cigars the draw was flawless and the cigar it self burned well never once coming close to needing a touch up. The notes were cedar, nuts, and some chocolate toward the end.

Overall: While I prefer the 1964 to the 1926, this smoke was completely enjoyable despite the oppressive smoking conditions. This complex smoke was full bodied and something I keep in my humidor at all times.

My Local Price: $10.50
Rating: 94 (Out of 100)




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  • http://http://www.myspace.com/stewforpresident Stew

    Barry,

    You must be a rich man if you’re housing these all the time in your humidor. I agree with the 64 over the 24 comment but will take either one these any day of the week. Great review keep cool my friend!

  • http://www.myspace.com/icwevp Pete

    Very nice review….makes me want one.

  • http://www.tomscigars.com Tom

    I smoked one of these recently, and always enjoy them. I always keep a few handy for a special occasion. Although I can’t decide which I like better, the 24 or 64. Guess I’ll have to smoke more and decide ;-)

    As for smoking in seclusion for a review… I can agree with that to a degree. Ed and I have decided to do our reviews early on a weekend, which is his slowest time of the day. We have the fewest inturruptions and people hanging out. It’s difficult to do an accurate review otherwise.

  • Jeff B

    I have been smoking these for a few years after being at there headquarters here in Miami and taking a tour of their factory. I had just about all of their smokes. I do love the 64 over the 26 as well. I keep a bunch in the dor. I told myself girlfriend the other day that I am going to treat myself to a box this summer. I CAN’T WAIT!

  • Michael Taylor981

    Thanks for the blog. You have led me to some great cigars and you do a great job of keeping them simple. Thanks

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