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Padron 1964 Anniversary Torpedo Maduro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, December 23, 2009
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Padron 1964 Anniversary Torpedo Maduro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick offers a firm box pressed dark chocolate wrapper with terrific sweet tobacco and spicy aromas. Burn was almost razor sharp all the way down with a perfect draw giving just the right amount of resistance for an easy cool draw. Flavors were plentiful to say the least with many transition points throughout from beginning to end. They were all exceptionally well blended together and smooth, including coffee, cream, earth, pepper, sweet tobacco, touches of spice and hints of cocoa at points. Total burn time to the nub was 1:15.

  • Jerry

    Possibly the best cigar I have ever smoked. Or a very very close second to the Oliva Serie V. Burn, and draw were perfect, creating tons of smoke. To me, this is one of the few that claim to be multi-dimensional that actually are. Starting out in the first quarter of the smoke I detected floral flavors. I would say honeysuckle. Then as I smoked down, chocolate, cream, coffee flavors greeted me. As I smoked this cigar, the flavor of honeysuckle continued to drift in and out.
    A wonderful, wonderful smoke!

  • MikeA

    I just smoked the maduro version and it’s another cigar recommended from the cigar store that totally sucked; with a very tight draw and a taste just like most other cigars (the only thing it had going for it is that it burned evenly). Contrary to what most people say (cigar store salesmen, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, even most cigar smokers) ninety nine out of every hundred cigars taste exactly the same – dry, harsh, earthy, crap. The only cigar I have ever found that tastes differnt is the La Gloria Cubana series R (full rich flavor without being harsh and a nice peppery finish with a smooth even draw; albeit it burns a little unevenly). The Drew Estate dirt, and acid are also excellent for a satisfying smooth, flavorful smoke (but most cigar snobs don’t consider them worthy because they’re infused). I made it clear to the salesman that I smoke La Gloria’s or Drew infused cigars because I like flavor. His reply was that the Padron 1964 tastes like smoking a chocolate bar – BULL. In my opinion a cigar has to be flavorful and not harsh; what’s the sense of smoking a cigar just for the sake of sucking smoke and smelling bad? As such, if you’re going to smoke a Padron Anniversary 1964 you may as well just smoke a cigarette – they taste exactly the same.

    • Unfortunately some people can’t physically taste/smell/experience the nuances in flavors that most cigars deliver. It sounds like you may be one of them, if you can’t get many flavors out of 99% of the cigars you have tried. I assure you millions of people disagree with that opinion every day.

    • Rich

      You might want to try pipe smoking. It sounds more up your alley if you like that ‘infused’ flavor. I have tried it a couple of times and have a couple of nice pipes, but prefer the flavor and smell of cigars. You also have a variety of flavors to choose from.

      Cigars are not for everyone, but if you want to give it another try, may I suggest that you have a full flavored meal like a steak or bbq first, then have a cigar like a Padron or any of the others you did not like in the past. Pair it with either a full flavored tea or scotch or bourbon. The palate should compliment the smoke. If you still dont like cigars, then give pipe a try. If you dont like that…. well, there is beef jerky…

    • donfens

      wow. you know nothing about cigars. if you can’t taste the peppers, earthiness, dark chocolates and espresso while smoking this cigar then cigar smoking isn’t for you. acid cigars are crap. infused with artificial flavors is for kids. you might as well have a lollipop.

    • dawgpoundsales

      Ha Ha, how can you NOT like Padron’s. I had a neighbor once that smoked a hookah on his deck and it smelled like an artificial flavoring factory. maybe you should try that.

      Ha Ha, doesn’t like Padron’s… wow, still laughing…

    • gary333

      curse your bad luck

    • Micah Cabrera

      Find another hobby! Your taste buds are shot!

  • gary333

    Definitely not the cheapest stick out there, but you get what you pay for especially with this one

  • USA2ndAmendment

    Wow, this is a long in depth review, which is good. It’s cool to see the little differences in your reviews from this time frame to present. Much enjoyed.

  • vscarpine

    Well I really enjoy torpedos and I like coffee, cocoa tastes, and pepper as well…so this will be in my next round of cigar purchases to try…great review

  • eric.hanson

    This is one of my all time favorite sticks, I get very similar flavors out of it, lots of smooth coffee, cream, earth, pepper, tobacco, and cocoa,however I also get some leather notes. I also get tons of transitions. Great review for a great stick.

  • wcfennell

    I just picked up two of these last night and it’s already killing me to not smoke them. I wanted to see what you thought and I’m so glad I did because all those flavors sound perfect to me.

  • Bill

    Question for you,do you think one of the reasons I only pick up 3 flavors in all the cigars I have smoked is because they are all from thompson.The only flavors I ever get are cedar,oak and a hint of coffee.Even some of the big name cigars I can hardly taste anything.Since I only pay 2 to 3 dollars a stick I guess I am getting what I paid for.

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