Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial Maduro

Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial Maduro

Padron
Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 152 x 21 mm
Ring : 54
Weight : N/A
Hand-Made
Price : ~$15/piece
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This a very very well known, expensive, hard to find and hyped up cigar. Padron Anniversaries appear almost monthly in CA and consistantly receive 90+ scores. Are they worth the price or trouble finding them? I say yes to both. They live up to all the hype and probably then some

Appearance : ★★★★★
From the square box-pressed shape to the ornate band, this is a very unique cigar that is immediately distinguishable in a crowd. The maduro wrapper tends to be very dark with almost no veins and a very silky appearance.

Construction : ★★★★★
Try and find a soft spot on one of these...you'll never find one. They don't feel very dense but are very solid at the same time. All you really need to do is nick the end with the cutter and you will find that the cigar imparts an ideal amount of smoke and the burn is typically razor sharp.

Flavor : ★★★★★
Full flavored and rich, but not overpowering by any means. Flavors range from cocoa, earth, leather and chocolate. As you smoke the cigar it tastes better right up until the time you burn your fingers on the nub.

Value : ★★★★½
These are worth every penny, but it's tough to be happy about paying that much for a box of cigars. This is a cigar that should be saved for an occasion when you can sit back and really enjoy it with some friends and a single malt.

Overall Rating : ★★★★★
It must be obvious by now that this is my favorite smoke. I've tried many many Cubans and many of them are fantastic, but for me, this takes the cake.

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11 Comments on “Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial Maduro”

  1. It goes without saying, this is one of the top five cigars that has recently been created. The question is this a better smoke than the 1926?

  2. Cigar Lover 101 says:

    I smoked one of these in Las Vegas in April of this year.

    The funyy thing is i think i was been a bit too critical considering the extreme hype on this cigar brand.

    After smoking it I realized I truly did enjoy it.

    Taste of coffee and chocolate with slight creaminess

    Had two ice cold Kahula Mudslides taking small sips and it went amazingly well together.

    Overall a great cigar. if you think they are expensive, try buying them in Canada! Most Padron Anniversary cigars cost $80.00

    I bought mine in Vegas for $15.00 at Mandalay Bay’s cigar shop.

  3. Well, they just don’t get any better. Too bad about the price. Smooth, creamy leather with hints of cocoa, coffee and dark chocolate. This cigar turns ever so slightly about 4 times but ever turn is for the better. Wish I was a millionaire, even so, I treat myself to one a month whether I need it or not! If you dont know cigars, splurge and buy one and then you’ll know how good it can get.

  4. I absolutely love these! I’ve heard it said that “if you don’t like these, you don’t like cigars”. I think I like the 1964′s better than the 1926′s, but both are great. Smooth, powerful, but with no bite ever. One quible about the actual review – they aren’t “very unique”, as unique means “one of a kind”, and something can’t be “very one of a kind”! Enjoy your Padrons!

  5. Saint Jimbob says:

    Yes, it’s a pricey, and thus rare, treat, but this is a great smoke. I smoked a ’64 maduro Monarcha for New Years Day ’09, and it was a revelation in Nicaraguan maduro flavors. I’ve got one more waiting to be smoked for Christmas ’09.

    Until then, I’ll just have to be satisfied with lesser, but still enjoyable, cigars.

  6. The next time i hit up 2 guys in Salem NH I am going to grab one of these if I have the money. More reasonably priced than the 26 and I have heard great things. I smoked the 26 in a cigar bar in Boston and it was one of the best sticks I have ever had. Before that I was not much of a believer in “super premium” cigars.

  7. I can’t say enough about what a great cigar this is. At the price it’s not a daily smoke but I love to treat myself with one of these as much as possible. Definitely one of my Top 10 sticks.

  8. Woah. My girlfriend bought me this as a gift from Harrods in London (kept in the finest humidor in Europe!) and I took it to Shanghai and enjoyed it in a very opulent hotel. (Had to take advantage of being allowed to smoke inside AND out!) Had it alongside a high tea and a vodka cocktail. It’s the cigar experience I will take to my grave, as this has to have been the tastiest super-premium i’ve tried. A costly smoke, but make sure you try at least one!

  9. i too like the 64 more than the 26 but not by much–Great review and a stellar smoke to boot!

  10. I won a box of these over a year ago from Mr.Padron’s son at a CRA charity event. He even graciously signed the box for me as well. I haven’t tried them yet! They seem so perfect!! But from these reviews, I might have to find the perfect occasion to break one out and try it!

  11. I smoke cubans daily, but to me this is one of the best cigars out there. Perfect draw, construction, full body, it is delicious everytime. I prefer the 1964 over the 1926.

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