This cigar is my favorite size in the thousand series of pardon. The Churchill size is an awesome stick!
just received 2 x 5packs of the Churchill, it is a good cigar would rate it in the mid-80 range, good flavor changes in the beginning from leathery to slight hints of coffee/nutmeg in the middle , draw was smooth and light, burn was fair, half way through the cigar went out (this has happened a few times. Construction was nice on one of the cigars I cut too deep and cut the cap off, the Cigar didn't unravel. Appearance was nice dark and straight, very appealing. The burn was sometimes inconsistent. Last smoke went well with a single barrel Jack Daniels on ice, give this cigar a solid 85pts
Have been smoking these consistently for over a year, are my every day go to smokes. Always flavorful, consistent with great craftmanship and draw. Do agree that I enjoy the natural vs. the maduro version, it just tastes better. On the weekends I ramp it up and enjoy an Anniversary or Family Reserve.You can never go wrong with Padron!
This cigar is a keeper. Especially at 3 or 4 bucks a piece, cannot get a better smoke in my opinion. Smooth, rich taste with no after taste.
I'm writing this to retract the negative critique I wrote last month. After five weeks in my humidor these Padron Churchills are a different animal. The draw has smoothed out and the flavor though never a problem has improved. I just finished a Padron Churchill and it was a superior cigar in every way. I rate it a 9.
I normally smoke Torano cigars but decided to buy a box of Padron Churchills because with their reputation, I could'nt go wrong. Well the taste is good but the draw is way too tight. The tight draw really reduces the enjoyment of this cigar. I'll stick with Toranos Casa and Exodus Silver.
This cigar should be classified a "Dark Natural".I smoke 99% Maduro, and 1% Dark Natural. Any "Natural I have ever tasted, was not flavorful enough for me. This Cigar is absolutely as flavorful as most Maduro's. Infact I would say it is better than the Maduro version.That probably doesn't make any sense but it is all in the taste of the smoker. I give it a 9.
Well, Padron Churchills are one of my go to cigars when you need consistancy, and all around Great flavor, also alot of smoke on the draw, you can't beat it, also try the Executive, it's alot more of what the Churchill has!!!