The secret’s out
PADRON CONFIRMS RUMOUR OF NEW CIGAR WITH LAUNCH OF 1964 ANNIVERSARY SERIES HERMOSO
PADRON HAS RELEASED a new addition to its 1964 Anniversary Series. It’s shorter and thicker than the other cigars in the line, with the new vitola known as the Hermoso.
As with all cigars in this series, the Hermoso is box-pressed and handcrafted with sun grown tobacco aged a minimum of four years, creating a smooth, complex flavour profile. It comes with a 56 ring gauge and a length of four inches. According to the brand, it’ll come in boxes of 26 cigars, and, as is usual for Padron, will be available with either natural or maduro wrappers.
News of the new cigar actually came back in the winter, when Piloto Cigars, Padron’s parent company, sent some retailers in the United States the cigar to test how well it would be received. After getting good feedback, the brand launched the new cigar as the Hermoso.
The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top brands. It was introduced in 1994 to commemorate the company’s 30th anniversary. The line consists of more than 10 sizes, each one made with tobacco that is aged for four years. In honour of the ageold Cuban tradition of box-pressing cigars, the 1964 Anniversary line was introduced as a box-pressed series.
This series has garnered favour among aficionados across the world. From the large “A” cigar, measuring eight-and-aquarter 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 fourand-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