Padron Serie 1926 #1 cigars share the same name as their rank among premium cigar smokers: #1. Rolled to commemorate Jose Padron's 75th birthday, this box of exquisite cigars utilizes a blend of premium longfillers and a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper all aged 5-10 years for bold flavor and complexity.
I bought a 4 pack a month before my birthday. I was almost scared to try it for fear I might be disappointed. Everything I read about seemed great. My bday came and lit it up. All I can say is that it was beyond my wildest imagination. Perfect. Only been smoking about a year and this was a ten. Can t wait to try the 1964 and won t wait till my next bday.
I got a 1926 #1 in a sampler, and i wasn't let down. Padron became the only cigar I care to smoke, they just don't get any better.
I reviewed this cigar two years ago. As half of the box still sits in my humidor, I can tell you that they only get better with time (if that is possible). The reason why I still have half a box is because, I don't share them. You may say that I am selfish. Yes,I am. These are only to be experienced by the one who bought them. I tell my (mooch-prone)friends to bring their own.I still contend that they are better than FFOX. And while I enjoy a great diversity of cigars, these are Non Plus Ultra.
I thought I settled on a favorite until I fired one of these up. Yes, full strength but not at all harsh. Perfect burn, nice easy draw with lot's of smoke, great taste all the way down. This is worth taking your time to enjoy every puff. Twice the price of my regular stick but four times the cigar.