With so many Anniversaries taking place this year, We look back At some of the best cigars that padron has produced for its own milestones
There a lot of anniversaries in the cigar world taking place this year. however, while some brands do not have any major milestones to announce in 2016, it can still be worth looking back on their previous celebrations.
a case in point is Padron, which has seen a huge amount of success in its special releases for various anniversaries. first, the brand stunned fans of Nicaraguan sticks with the 1964 anniversary line, which commemorated Padron’s 30th anniversary. Then, eight years later, Padron came out with the 1926 Serie, which commemorated founder Jose o. Padron’s 75th birthday.
This line was launched in 1994 to commemorate Padrón Cigars’ 30th anniversary. It consists of 11 sizes that are available in sun-grown natural and meduro wrappers.
all of the tobaccos used in this limitedproduction series are aged for four years, which, Padrón says, creates a smooth and complex flavour. and, in a nod to the ageold Cuban tradition of box-pressing cigars, the 1964 anniversary line was introduced as a box-pressed series. and, as an anticounterfeit measure, the cigars feature a specially designed double band featuring an individually numbered guarantee label.
This series has garnered favour among aficionados across the world. from the large “a” cigar, measuring eight-and-a-quarter inches in length with a 50 ring gauge, through the stocky No.4, with its 60 ring
gauge, to the pocket rocket Principe—a small stick just four-and-a-half inches in length—cigar experts have reacted to the line with enthusiasm, and it is now considered one of the top non-cuban cigar lines around.
Indeed, one of the most celebrated from this line is the Imperial Maduro, coming in with a ring gauge of 54 and a length of 152mm. The rare and expensive stick routinely scores more than 90% in the leading cigar magazines, and with good reason. Even the way it looks makes it easily identifiable, thanks to its box-pressed shape and very dark maduro wrapper, which features few veins and a silky look. Meanwhile, the construction is always one of the most praised parts of the Imperial, and the full-flavoured but not-overpowering taste profile is highly regarded among non-cuban fans.
The award-winning 1926 Serie premiered in 2002. Today, five sizes are available in both natural and maduro wrapper. Continuing Padron’s tradition, the series is offered in a box-pressed format offering refined tobacco aged five to 10 years, then blended to create a smooth, complex and full-bodied flavour.
The 1926 Serie No. 1 features a ring gauge of 54 and a length of six-and-three-
hoejsgaard said: “the 2015 agreement with Bluebell Cigars provided us with a right over time to acquire a majority interest in our long-standing asian partner and the time was now right to make that move. the JV will continue to operate in the spirit of equal partnership, and Bluebell and oettinger Davidoff will be equally represented on the company’s board of directors. i am delighted in this way to cement our relationship with Bluebell and further deepen our commitment to the asia region, which continues to represent significant future potential for the Davidoff business.”
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