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Padron Serie 1926 No 1 Maduro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, April 18, 2013
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Padron Serie 1926 No 1 Maduro Cigar Review

This 6.75×54 stick features a dark chocolate wrapper with a thick oily feel, firm pack, good bit of rough tooth, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, single cap and rich chocolate hay and tobacco aroma. First light reveals a loose draw with plenty of thick smoke output showing medium bodied flavors of a sweet earth with a smooth short clean finish. The first third shows typical Padron perfect construction with plumes of rich smoke, body remains at medium for now with a sweet syrupy thick coffee on the draw followed by a smooth bit of chocolate and pepper that builds through the finish adding a zing. Starting the 2nd third 25 minutes in, strength starts ramping way up, prompting me to go get some sugar to head it off. The draw flavors add a bit of deep earth, everything else remains the same. Hitting the 1/2 way point 45 minutes in, flavors remained about the same just mellowing together for a smoother less pronounced experience, with both body and strength holding at medium. Ending at 1:25 the last third went to a smooth deep earth and tobacco on the draw, dropping all the pepper and zing from the finish just leaving a very oily mouthfeel. Thank you very much to TrueTobacco.com for providing this sample for review, I greatly appreciate it!

  • eric.hanson

    Glad to see you finally reviewed one of the 1926s in Maduro! Got one of these sittin in one of my humidors been waiting for a nice night when I don’t haveto be anywhere in the morning to enjoy it.

  • stevenknisley

    I really want to try a Padron. They sound so good.

    • morpi167

      I’ve been dying to try one too but my local shops over price them hardcore so I gotta wait until my next online order to pickone up-_-

      • USA2ndAmendment

        I got a Padron in a sampler pack from JR cigars…it was a nice sampler of 5 premium belicoso’s …it’s not this particular cigar, but still a Padron, it is sitting in my humidor right now ๐Ÿ™‚

        • drewmcneice

          I really wanna try one too, they can be pretty expensive

  • Jason Isbaner

    Looks like a good stick, I have not had a padron yet. Need to try some they all look good.

  • milesganz

    One of my all time favorites, got to smoke this with my father and grandpa, great cigar and great atmosphere to have in it.

    • smokethis

      Very nice stick.

  • TimB

    I have a few of these on order and will get them tomorrow.Look forward to trying it.

  • Andrew

    So glad you did another one of these! Padrones are expensive but so worth it.

  • Camshaft83

    This stick sounds like it is right up my alley. I’m going to jump on the net and see what deals I can find.

  • neocigaro

    Looks good, smoked a cigar today, and it had been a while since my last one, damn did the tobacco hit me hard haha

  • Sinsandman

    I honestly have never even touched a Padron. I may get one in a sampler soon.

    • gumby_130

      Your missing out bro

      • Sinsandman

        It appears so. I would label me a noobie to cigars, but at the same time…I found several I liked and have not branched out much until about the last year. I have been quite pleased with my findings so far.

  • jablaze

    I def prefer the natural wrappers also, especially in the Padron’s…although ive never really had a problem with there only being a single cap, even in the 2000 and 3000 cheap-o’s. Last thing, im def loving the new camera set up, it is crisp as can be, only thing i noticed is the color was a little yellow compared to what im used to seeing in your videos, may just have been bc is was sunset, anyways thanks again for another awesome review sir.

  • zanlamb

    Glad to see taking sugar whilst smoking works. I have never done it just in case it made the blood sugar crash harder later on.

  • curtpick

    Nailed it again Bryan. I have smoked several of these and like you I enjoy the Natural more than Maddy.Always enjoy your reviews. Keep it up !

  • Kalven

    This forum would be a good place to make the following pledges:

    No more Fuente’s for me until they stop putting too much glue on bands, causing wrapper rips.
    No more Padron’s until they start putting on double caps or more.

    What do you all say?

    • Pjhosler

      Nothing aggravates me more than when the band is glued tight, or when I can’t lift at the seam to pull the band. Don’t they know most of us smokers are men with big hands and no fingernail to pick at a band seam for 10 min. And if I try to slide band if it doesn’t tear the wrapper at glue spot it will tear wrapper sliding it. Guys, the cigar is important, the band is not…please stop! And the bands are getting so much larger…oh well that’s another gripe…lol

      • Sinsandman

        I actually collect the bands. I ran into a glue problem recently as well. The Diesel Wicked is one with a bottom band as well…had to tear it. The glue just would not let go.

    • zzpop102

      I defiantly agree with you on Padron putting on a double cap. They are not cheap cigars so you’d think they would.

      • garlar10

        Interesting take Kalven. However, those are both awesome cigar brands and there is not way I am going to give up Anejo’s or 64’s.

  • Griff

    It’s hard to beat a Padron. If you guys haven’t tried one you can pick up one their cheaper ones for 3 or 4 dollars and they are still great cigars. Better than most other brands costing two or three times that much.

  • vscarpine

    Sounded good until the strength rush

    • MaxDuo

      I agree. Love coffee and cocoa flavors… Though it also sounds like the natural would be the best way to go. Slight pity about the strength, but at least it didn’t go into butt kicking amounts by the end.

      I’m gonna have to get me some Padrons whenever I replace my job… should be a good celebratory stick!

  • rgmenke

    I had my first Padron (1964 Maduro) the other night and was very disappointed. I was expecting a flavor bomb but instead got dry tobacco. Bummer! Obviously, I could have had a bad one but at that price it will be awhile before I try another.

    • Sinsandman

      Did you let it rest in a humi for a while?

  • gtclark

    I’ve seen these around, but haven’t picked one up yet – might have to try one this weekend. I’ll be sure to keep some sugar at hand just in case…

  • Craig

    Never had the Maduro in this line. I’ve had several of the Naturals though. Probably my favorite cigar, if I had to pick just one.
    Hey on another note, what is the Operation Smoke Screen seen on the left of your website?
    Looks interesting.

    • I don’t have any more info on it, but I want to see the movie lol

      • Craig

        I just saw the update on the http://www.smokescreen.com site. WOW, that is really gonna be some publication! But they left one esteemed colleague off the list. Our very own Bryan Glynn !! Seriously, that would make it perfect. Who do we have to talk to !?! I KNOW you are busy, but even the occasional review from time to time would be great !!!

        • Sinsandman

          Could not agree more, Craig. Bryan would be a great addition to the line up. As for the movie…it is a fake. All marketing for their publication. I would have watched it though. However, the contest for $1500 worth of cigars is and was real…this coming from a winner! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Craig

            OK, I’m officially JEALOUS !!! LOL

  • 2dogdad

    Bryan, you have always provided the best videos in all of blogdom! You are THE master. Thanks for your content and quality. I know the time and critical eye that such superb output requires and appreciate your exceptional craftsmanship. Thank you, brother. Paul.

  • dbfr181

    Great review I love the Padron line!

  • yosef5

    I have never had a bad Padron.
    Thanks for this review

  • david121

    I love Padron cigars, they are always such a great experience. this one sounds pretty good too but I don’t know if I’d pay much for it. If I survive the flooding going on in my area (Chicago suburbs) then I’ll celebrate with a ’64 padron ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pokesfan

    Great review. I haven’t been able to try a Padron yet, but really want to. If your reviews are accurate, the Padron’s might replace RP’s as my favorite cigars!

  • jpculp57

    The 1926 line is one of my all time favorite and go to smokes. Glad to see it “shows” well on your review. I’m always disappointed when you review a stick and it’s not anywhere near what I’ve experienced.

  • jomo

    I’ve only smoked a handful of each the natural and maduro. To me I get more flavor out of the natural which is so different then most of other cigars.

  • A Padron is a Padron. And if you’ve got the money…well, you can smoke one.

  • zzpop102

    I really like Padrons when I can afford to smoke them. Great review.

  • danzig777

    Never tried the maduro on this one, will have to try it. Also, I wanted to say that you look significantly thinner. Looks like HLO is working. Congrats!!!

  • JJO

    A bit too rich for my blood. I’ll have to stick to the core lines for now.

  • garlar10

    Great review. I haven’t tried the 26’s yet, the 64 maduro is about the limit for what I can handle.

  • ctigers15

    I love the 1926 maduros, I have to try a 1926 natural and once again great review.

  • Dale

    Sounds pretty good. I have enjoyed the Padron’s that I have had.

  • LunchBox87km

    Sounds good I’m going to try it.

  • Dirk

    I was curious about this line.. or series I should say.. Padron 1926 natural wrappers are very nice yet too strong for me.. I did try one of these last november on a cold winter night with a cup of French pressed Peet’s decaf coffee..(cream and sugar added) OMG it was fantistic.. honestly great.. I suppose the sugar kept the strengh at arms length.. however.. I would have to agree about the single cap. . weird. I still like the 1964 the best however.. Bryan, another spot on review.

  • mbuckwash

    Would you say it’s rare that a Padron has a single cap?

  • Cliff

    Really like the natural Padrons. Will have to think about it awhile before getting the maduro.

  • Cliff

    Bryan, understand the comment on strength. I have a container of small chocolate candy that I keep near my humidor for just such an occassion.

  • seanking4

    Santa brought me one of these for Christmas, I was so excited. I loves this stick. I feel like it got better the further down I got. I hope I can get another one, the price is a little high for me. At least at the shop I usually get my cigars from.

  • Jared

    Haven’t tried this one yet. Price point makes me a little twitchy – Thompson lists singles at ~$13 each, and still almost $12 in the box, but not a lot of online retailers carry them. Speaking of which, this includes TrueTobacco.com that sent this one in! It isn’t listed at all. While I was there, I noticed that they listed Cohiba as one of the brands they carry, but their picture link was of the Cuban Cohiba band. Once through the link, their supply is kosher Red Dots, but I thought it odd that someone selling premiums would either not know the difference, thought we wouldn’t know the difference, or didn’t care enough about the difference to use the right icon. Very weird.

    • JJO

      Jared – The price you quoted from Thompsons is for the 4.75×50 robusto. This one is $21. The cigar Bryan reviewed is indeed listed at TrueTobacco. I just went there and put Padron in the search box, and it came right up.

      • Jared

        Ouch… you’re right, and $21 is not better for my price point! ๐Ÿ™‚ And you’re right about TrueTobacco, search it and it pops right up. So I went to try through the drop down menu, the way I did the first time, and there they were again. No idea where my head was, because I swear I didn’t see them before. It’s possible I’m crazy. And TT’s $19/stick box price doesn’t help me want to order a box of these just now. Thanks for getting me to go back & look.

        • JJO

          LOL, isn’t the internet fun? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • weimerad

    My all time favorite super premium cogar

  • Brandonsr81

    I love Padrons. Only have had one of the 1926 series, but I have had a few of the 1964. I age mine about 6 months, I do have one that has been in my humi for well over one year. Just waiting for the right occasion.

  • Joseph Szeremet

    Great Review! I had the 1926 for the first time a few weeks ago, and it is a great stick. That being said The 1964 is so damn good, when I decide to spend the money on a Padron I always reach for that one.

  • Claus

    Regarding the single-cap issues: This is where a punch-cut comes in handy. I am not religious about using cutters or punches, I use whatever suits the cigar I smoke, and on something that has a single cap, or has all the caps way down on the shoulder, I will use a punch.

    Xikar have recently introduced an 11mm punch in addition to the old 9mm, so now punches are actually a great choice for even large cigars like this one – try it out on your next single-cap Padron ๐Ÿ™‚ (If you’re lucky, you can get Xikar or a dealer to give you one for review ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  • Tommz81

    Never had the maduro, but the. Naturals are great smoke. Nice draws, great flavors, smooth smoke. Great with a cup of coffee

  • sdw7

    Another excellent review! Only ever have 1 pardon but it was perfect.. Their on the more pricey side here in Canada.

  • Sinsandman

    what is the benefit of the number of caps?


    A bit rich for me right now. Maybe I’ll put it on the bucket list.

  • drewmcneice

    can’t go wrong with a Padron. Such a nice sounding smoke. I’ll put it on my list

  • rodknee

    I love all Padron’s (64’s, 26’s, reserve, etc..) when I can afford them! I am normally a maduro lover but I have to say the Padrรณn natural wrappers are so much better to me than the maduros.

  • carrascodavid

    I’ve only had the 64′ I don’t know why I haven’t tried the 26 I have tried all the other 000 lines but I’m pretty sure this is just as good as the 64

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