The number 4 cigar on our list of the Top 25 Best Cigars is Padron Serie 1926 No. 6
|Wrapper Origin: Nicaraguan||Shape: Robusto|
|Length: 4 3/4||Ring: 50|
|Color: Maduro||List Price: $346 (Box of 24)|
|Origin: Nicaragua||Strength: Full|
Cigar Aficionado Rating: 95 points
Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 has never failed to end up in Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 list. In fact, it always ends up in the top 10 since the list started in 2004. The company is a family business and has been making cigars in Nicaragua. It has bagged the Cigar of the Year award for a record-breaking three times already. It is an understatement to say that Padrón has been consistent in its performance. Excellence appears to be the company’s mantra and standard in the factory. Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 in itself is a representation of the company’s characteristics: balance, body, richness, and consistency.
These cigars are packaged in a box of 24 pieces. It has raised the bar when it comes to Nicaraguan cigars. It differs from any other handmade cigar since it undergoes an aging process once they’re made. It is rolled, pressed, then it’s banded up and boxed.
Padrón Cigars or Piloto Cigars Inc. as its official company name is owned and managed by three generations of the Padrón family. The company is under the leadership of José O. Padrón and Jorge Padrón. Padrón Cigars controls all the aspects pertaining to cigar production which include growing tobacco, processing, sorting, manufacturing cigar, and distribution.
According to Jorge Padrón, the cigars of the company don’t need to go through a subsequent aging process because the tobaccos used in the cigar have been aged sufficiently before they are used for cigar production. Indeed, its methods are unorthodox, but the whole process produces stellar results. It is called Serie 1926 after the birth year of the company’s founder José Orlando Padrón, who perished in 2017. Serie 1926 features tobacco that has been aged for 5 to 10 years. This cigar was introduced in 2002 during the celebration of José O. Padrón’s 75th birthday.
Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 makes a beautiful smoke with rich layers of cocoa with a bit of earth and topped with chocolate-covered espresso beans. The smoke is made elegant by the addition of dried cherry. The Serie 1926 is the favored choice of a genuine cigar smoker. Smoking this cigar is truly an unforgettable experience.