The Padron Damaso has a mild body made of mild Nicaraguan filler, and a Connecticut wrapper, all while upholding the same level of quality that you’ve come to expect from a cigar from the same reputable brand.

Smokers who want milder cigarettes are targeted by the advertising of this cigar. Furthermore, Damaso is only available in one wrapper, Connecticut Shade, in contrast to Padron releases, which are well-known for their variety of wrappers including natural habano and maduro selection.

Wrapper Origin: EcuadorianShape: Churchill
Length: 7Ring: 54
Wrapper: Connecticut ShadeList Price: $362 (Box of 20)
Origin: NicaraguaStrength: Mellow

Appearance of Padron Damaso No. 17

Mahogany, white, and gold make up the Padron Damaso No. 17’s cigar band. There are three bands in use, the primary band bearing the name Padron in cursive, a second band to avoid replicas, and a third band bearing the name Damaso in full capital letters in a formal typeface. The second band of each Padron cigar features a distinctive serial number, which is printed in black lettering; this cigar likewise has that characteristic.

Although it is 7 inches long, I was surprised by how long it was in person. The cigar itself has a wrapper that seems to be blond and has little veins and visibly noticeable oils. The cigar has been beautifully rolled, and although it seems sturdy to the touch, I suspect that it may be a little brittle. The wrapper has a flimsy appearance and I have the impression that it will break at any moment or burn quickly.

Smoking Experience

The Padron Damaso No. 17 cigar cold draw gives out a lot of cedar and, to my senses, a rich hint of butter, which I expect to perceive in the blend of flavors after I light it up.

The first third of the cigar has a smooth cream pepper flavor and a little butter flavor that is delightful. It draws quite loosely and is hence very simple to smoke, which is typical of Padrons. Given that most of Padrons’ cigars are touted as being between medium and full strength, the peppery flavor on this one is surprisingly light for a Padron cigar. This is unusual for their brand, in my opinion, because it is mild even on the retro-hale.

The tastes in my second third include pepper and basic, moderate tobacco; the butter was still present, but not overpowering. Compared to Padrons’ earlier cigars, which had outstanding flavor transitions, this one is generally rather simple. I’ll be honest—smoking this one is rather bland and monotonous. On top of that, I can almost taste faint traces of hay and cedar wood, which is almost a plus given how bland the flavors are. Basically, this cigar has the fundamental tastes.

A buttery and creamy finish that is regarded to be a Padrons signature in every cigar they launched is there even in the last third of the cigar. The only distinction is that the pepper flavor has at last become more intense and it became somewhat spicier.


This cigar has a moderate level of overall strength. Particularly given the taste shifts, which are quite uncommon for other Padron cigars available, I don’t find any surprise in it. The retro-hale also has flavors of pepper, cedar, and wood. The nose has a pleasant peppery aroma; just your standard cigar smell.

In contrast to most Padrons, whose cigar wrappers are fairly thick and have a lengthy, reasonable burn time, especially the family series, this cigar’s burn was amazing and it burns so well mostly due of its paper thin wrapper. Considering that the cigar is seven inches long, I smoke one inch quite quickly. Although the speed at which you actually smoke still matters, the paper-thin wrapper will burn extremely quickly.

I find the cigar to be average. There is still the recognizable creaminess of Padron cigars. The tastes were the deciding element for me since I anticipated a transition there, even if they were simply light and basic flavors.

However, this one is ideal for you if you’re the kind of smoker who prefers mild strength and simply the fundamental tastes. This is also fantastic for those who have never smoked before or are just starting to learn about cigars. Additionally, given how well-known Padron cigars are, I believe you should begin with them. Anybody has heard about Padron cigars, so perhaps it’s time for you to join the craze.

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Maria Morales

Maria Morales