March 27, 2008
Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Double Corona
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Size : 6.75 x 54
Ring : 54
Price : ~$20 each
The 1926 series were released to celebrate Jose Padron’s 75th anniversary and they are all box-pressed. Padron Serie 1926 No. 1 is a luxurious cigar that must be resting in the humidor for special occasions. It boasts a strikingly beautiful wrapper and one of the most complex flavors I have ever experienced.
Appearance : [rating:5/5]
I wonder how they do these night-black maduro wrappers. It has some prominent veins, no defects though. The band makes the stick look expensive (which it is…).
Construction : [rating:5/5]
The cigar is very hard to the touch (probably due to the fact that it is box-pressed). Surprisingly, the pre-draw/draw is very easy and the amount of smoke is impressive. There are no construction issues to mention.
Flavor : [rating:5/5]
Flavor-wise, the Padron Serie 1926 No. 1 is extremely complex. Forgive me for not describing it perfectly but I failed to capture all the elements that are present in this cigar. I only can say that the beginning is quite soft, with mostly coffee and chocolate notes. The cigar keeps on getting more and more powerful and progressively develops spicy and earthy notes. At the end of the second third, this double corona is simply outstanding. Towards the end, peppery flavors dominate.
Value : [rating:4/5]
That’s a very expensive cigar, but we can afford smoking one when there’s something to celebrate and we need a special cigar.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall]
This is one of my favorite cigars among the expensive sticks. It can easily equal the most famous Cuban DCs. Try it out and you’ll remember this experience for a long time.
August 21, 2018
I’m a Padron fan but the 1926 Maduro number 1 is truly the best cigar I have ever smoked! Smooth, full bodied complex changing flavor, never a bite to it. Other than the price the ONLY thing wrong with it is it eventually ends. Love this stick!
June 2, 2012
i wish i could try this one.20$ that is cheap,it goes for around 50 euro here in Germany.
April 1, 2010
at $20 US a stick that is a steal. I pay $57 CAD each for those!!!
February 18, 2010
Can’t wait to try these beauties! Here in Finland prices are round 30€. Thanks for super high taxing.
October 3, 2009
Every review I’ve read on the Padron line are all consistent and the only down fall are the cost. Wouldn’t it be nice for the price to drop for a week or 2.The 26 is another one of my favorite smokes–Nice review!
February 20, 2009
I’ll put this on my to buy list when my Brother-in-Law comes to visit this summer. Sounds killer.
February 16, 2009
Definatly a treat/special occasion cigar. Problem is, once you’ve had one, you never want to smoke anything else!
January 28, 2009
As I stated on the natural the 1926 is an awesome line of cigars. Too damn expensive sadly… I am too poor for this kind of stick on a regular basis.
January 26, 2009
I’ve had the no. 6 and no. 9. The 1926 is my favorite line of cigars.
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