Cheap Smoke: Padron 2000 Maduro

Padron 2000 Maduro

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Price : ~$3.00
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This review is submitted by YelleN and is participating in our "Share your cheap smoke!" contest. To get a chance to win a box of cigars, you can submit yours here.

Appearance : ★★★★★
The Padron 2000 Maduro has the looks and feel of E.T.'s finger. The cigar is box pressed, it's bumpy with a rugged almost paper sand feel. Very oily with some sheen here and there. Very dark black chocolate wrapper. This description could seem as mostly negative points, but in fact it's what makes this cigar unique and bold.

Construction : ★★★★★
The draw on this Padron is amazing. Since it's a bit bumpy you could expect it to be plugged or loose, but no effort is required and it is definitively not an air pipe. The ash is firm and white with some gray waves and the burn is always even. The smoke on this stick is pure joy, I find myself constantly playing with the white thick smoke, I just can't get bored with it, an hour of pleasure. You can always rely on this stick.

Flavor : ★★★★★
The pre-light smell on the foot and wrapper are typical of a maduro cigar. Nice chocolaty with some hints of barnyard. The first puff gives you all that you want. A little spice with roasted coffee beans and smoothness, a creaminess. The first third on this cigar is the same delight of coffee and spice with little notes of pepper and cream. On the second third, the pepper disappears a little to amplify the smoothness and creaminess, but the coffee is still present, and the spice is here too, something like nutmeg. The last third reintroduces some pepper with the same cafe latte and spice. A real heaven of a creamy cigar.

Value : ★★★★★
For a cigar this cheap, and so flavorful, what can go wrong? Nothing. This is one of the best cigars at this price that you should always have in your humidor. Be it for on the go smoke, for a moment of relaxation or for the some me time. Go get it, NOW.

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Cheap Smoke: Padron Londres Maduro

Padron Londres Maduro

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Corona
Size : 5.5 x 42
Price : ~$3.00
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This review is submitted by Rick and is participating in our "Share your cheap smoke!" contest. To get a chance to win a box of cigars, you can submit yours here.

The Padron Londres Maduro is a 5.5 x 42 Nicaraguan Puro with a nice dark oily wrapper and good construction. This cigar is a medium to full body stick, slow burning, offering a plentiful volume of smoke for about an hour which makes it a great afternoon or evening smoke. They are good to go right off the truck but do get even better with age. I think the thinner ring gauge enhances the flavor of the maduro wrapper which I personally prefer over the natural. Even though my comfort zone is around a 50 RG these smokes really hit home and at the price point they just can’t be beat. At just under $3 a stick at my local B&M, I always pick up a few when I’m there to have them on hand!

The cigar once lit, opens right up with a rich maybe dark roast or espresso coffee flavor complimented with a nice cocoa overtone. The smoke is very smooth and easy on the retrohale in which I sometimes detect a slight nutty flavor, usually in the first third.

Entering the second third, the cigar picks up a little adding some more cocoa to the mix along with a rich dark tobacco undertone. The retrohale starts to introduce a just little spice at this point but it’s pleasant and not the least overpowering. The ash is a light to medium gray and holds on fairly firm revealing a nice conical shaped cherry when tapped off.

The final third reveals more of the same never getting hot or harsh right down to the very nub. The cigar burns well from start to finish and I never felt the need to touch one up. The draw is typically perfect from stick to stick. This cigar is one that is very consistent, really delivers and at this price point I don’t see my humidor ever being without them. I hope this review qualifies because I wouldn’t call this a cheap cigar but rather a top notch cigar that is inexpensive!

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Padron Ambassador Natural

Padron Ambassador

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PadronOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Lonsdale
Size : 6 7/8 x 42
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Colorado Maduro
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Strength : Funky like a bow-legged monkey (Medium-Full)
Hand-Made
Price : ~$5-6 each
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So the Fall weather is upon us once again here in the Appalachians. Where is Appalachia? Where men are men and women are too sometimes. Where a dental plan should be renamed a tooth plan. Where camo is always badass. The leaves are turning colors on the ground now. Folks are bundling up when they venture out and smoking cigars is becoming a frigid hobby. Speaking of frigid, have you ever accidentally put items in the refrigerator that don’t belong i.e. remote controls, sunglasses, ice cubes, nunchucks?

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Padron Family Reserve No. 45

Padron Family Reserve No. 45

PadronOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$27 each
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Hello fellow lovers of the leaf, I recently returned from overseas, just in time to attend a very special event. I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of meeting Jorge Padron, President of Padron Cigars and son of founder, Jose Padron. I missed the opportunity to meet him last year when he came through Baltimore because I was deployed again so I made sure my schedule didn’t conflict this time, though it was a close one. I had been very much looking forward to this event, not only because it was an opportunity to meet Mr. Padron, but also because he was bringing with him the new Padron Family Reserve No. 45. Ever since reading the posting about them by Jorge Armenteros in the Tobacconist University Forum, I have been anticipating the opportunity to enjoy what was certain to be a fine cigar.

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Cheap Smoke: Padron 2000 Maduro

Padron 2000 Maduro

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Price : ~$3.00
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This review comes courtesy of Jason Taylor aka Jandttyl.

This is the ugly date with a great personality of the cigar world. It's not much to look at, but the flavors are wonderful. Earthy with chocolate, coffee, and pepper undertones make this a steal at around $80 per box of 26. The medium bodied smoke can be had at any time of day. Especially pleasing paired with a Chocolate Stout or a Dr. Pepper. This is a must for my humidor. Highly recommended.

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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico Maduro

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico Maduro

PadronOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Double Corona
Size : 7.0″ x 50
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Maduro
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $14 each
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The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series line was introduced in 1994 to commemorate the Padrón Cigar Company’s 30th anniversary. The line consists of ten sizes that are all available in sun-grown natural and maduro wrappers and all the sizes are box pressed. All tobacco used in these cigars is reportedly aged for four years. Due to the immense popularity of this line of cigars, it has become one of the most counterfeited non-Cuban cigars in the world. To help protect their brand and their customers Padrón introduced a few security measures to make counterfeiting more difficult. They added a specially designed double band featuring an individually numbered guarantee label. The back side of the labels is also printed.

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Padron Legacy Holt’s 110 Anniversary

Padron Legacy Holts 110 Anniversary

PadronOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Long Corona
Size : 6 x 48
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ?

This is an exclusive from Holt’s to celebrate their 110th Anniversary (really?). Here’s a blurb from their site:

To celebrate Holt’s 110th year of business our good friends the Padrons decided to blend a brand new, extra-special cigar exclusively for our customers: The Padron Legacy. Not only is this a momentous release due to the fact the Padron’s rarely produce anything new, but also because the cigar itself is spectacular. An incredibly well-aged blend of all Nicaraguan tobaccos in this gem, providing it with a complex, but balanced, full-bodied flavor boasting layers of earth and leather interwoven with nuts and spices, culminating in a smooth, chocolaty finish.

Now normally I buy local, but this LE I could not resist!

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Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo

Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo

PadronOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 x 52
Ring : 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Maduro
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$15 each
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There’s a seemingly endless debate as to whether this cigar is superior to its sister 1926 line of stogies. For comparison, I smoked both on the same afternoon. Unfortunately, the pure pleasure I experienced with a ’26 #2 maduro did not spill over into this smoke. To be fair, I lit another to give a second shot a week later... it missed the mark again.

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