Padron Series SamplerÂ provides a taste of all their lines: Â 1926 Series, No. 1, 2, and 6, the 1964 Anniversary Series in sizes Imperial, Exclusivo and Torpedo and the Padron Series 6000 and 4000.Â Â
The 1926 Series Padron Sampler includes series 1, 9, 2, and 6 which are box pressed and aged 5 years. The 1964 Anniversary Series Sampler includes the Exclusivo, Diplomatico, Imperial, Torpedo, and â€œAâ€, and lastly the No. 88 Sampler includes a Padron 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, and one 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo-all with Maduro wrappers.Â Â
The review that follows is for the Padron 1964 Anniversary – Natural aka PAN 1964.
History: The PAN 1964 has been among the top ranking cigars in the world. Â It was introduced in 1994 to commemorate Padronâ€™s 30th anniversary.Â
Appearance: This is a beautifully well-constructed Nigaraguan sun-grown puro cigar. Â Its natural wrapper has a nice, oily sheen and it is banded in the simple classic Padron style.Â Â Â Â
Draw/Burn/Ash: The draw is easy and produces a good amount of smoke with each pull. The burn is even and the light gray ash holds as long as you would like to admire it.Â Â Â Â
Flavor: The main characteristic of this smoke is a mild woody taste that is superior in balance instead of strength. Â The light nutty notes are accompanied by a creamy smooth finish throughout. Â The body increases through the rest of the stick and the creamy smooth finish holds on till the very end. Â The last 3rd kicks up that classic Nicaraguan spice as the nutty flavors intensify.Â
Recommendation: The Padron Sampler with the 1964 PAN isÂ wonderful anytime, but it’s priceÂ often makes itÂ perfect for a memorable occasionÂ insteadÂ . TheseÂ are must-have cigars in many humidors, kept in reserve for very special occasions. Visit our online cigar store to stock yours today!Â