"Great cigar for a fair price"
This cigar and its maduro counterpart are just great cigars.
The fact that there is no penalty for buying smaller quantities, such as with these 4-packs, is testament to the fact that Padron cigars are no-baloney good deals.
My only complaints about this cigar don't have anything to do with the burn, consistency, flavor, etc, all of which are outstanding. However, I should mention that I find they arrive on the dry-side; and the cap on this square-ended stick is hard to cut with a guillotine without cutting the whole cap off.
Solutions: Remove the cellophane and leaving them in a humidor for a few days if you want to smoke one right away. The cap covers a downturned twist of the wrapper, be sure to remove the little plug when cutting. It should just lift off with the rest of the cap in most cases.
Too bad there aren't many other producers offering this simple deal, but Padron is so good that I don't care.
Rick in Portland, OR September 25, 2009