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Padron Serie 1926 40th Anniversary Maduro Torpedo Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, December 23, 2013
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Padron Serie 1926 40th Anniversary Maduro Torpedo Cigar Review

This 6.5×54 box pressed stick features a very dark mottled wrapper with a buttery soft satin feel, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a squishy pack and faint cedar and floral aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with rich medium bodied smoke production showing a dry black coffee and slightly bitter chocolate on the draw followed by the same chocolate but shifting a tiny bit sweet along with a soft cedar through the finish. The first third burns perfectly and slowly pushing a sweet coffee, damp earth and good bit of pepper through the draw and finish alike. The 2nd third holds the same profile just getting a bit mellower and cutting most of the pepper bite out. By the end of the 2nd third I had to clip it once again, as the torpedo tip was getting clogged and the draw grew tight. Ending at 1:20 with an inch remaining, performance is still great and the flavors the same however the strength rush did indeed come gushing in, way too much for me especially first thing in the morning! Great for those that can better tolerate a medium-full strength cigar though! Thank you again to Kevin Walsh for sending this sample in I greatly appreciate it!

  • MongoJay

    Grat review! Seems like someone has been getting a lot of Padrons for Christmas! With 2014 nearly upon us, any ideas what Padron is doing for their 50 years anniversary?

    • lol I do love them so 🙂 And luckily they still have a fair number for me to get to! I predict they will have yet another cigar lol

  • yosef5

    Very good review
    I appreciate it much
    I was fortunate recently to have smoked an 80 years Padron

  • Shovel

    Great review as always. I’ve not had a Padron yet. Just bought a 8 pack boxed sampler from cigarbid . Looking forward to the Padron experience. Thanks Bryan

  • TimB

    One of my favorites! Great review Bryan.

  • phaedron

    I’m curious about your response to the tar bubble thing (and I’m frankly surprised a Padron would have an issue like that!). For other cigars that had this issue (most recently the Emilio Grimalkin Torpedo), it seemed like you just kind of tolerated it, advising us to wipe it away or just try to carefully avoid getting the tar on our lips and tongue, lest we suffer from the bitterness. But here, it seems you resolved the issue entirely to your satisfaction by shaving a bit more off the head. If we encounter a problem like this, would you advise doing another cut? (Seems like the torpedo would be more forgiving of this than other caps.) I have to knock wood while I say I’ve never seen or tasted a tar ball on any cigar I’ve smoked in over ten years of enjoying the pastime…

    • Like I said in the vid, it’s the #1 reason i don’t like torpedos – it can create a tar issue where there would be none if it were a normal roll. It forces the oils, tars and moisture to concentrate in a much smaller area, that only decreases as you smoke. Yes, with a normal shape if ti ever occurs it’s a REAL problem as it means it had a huge amount to start, but also you can’t do anything about it. Often with a torpedo if it’s a very small amount such as this one, you can simply clip it away. If there’s more, you’re in the same boat though. In this stick’s case it was very minor and one clip took it away, not a huge deal, easily solved. But I still prefer a normal roll to prevent it in the first place when possible.

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