Padron 40th Anniversary 1926 Torpedo Natural is a very limited edition cigar that was awarded the highest honors in the industry. Some even say that the Padron 40th Torpedo might be the best cigar Padron makes. In 2004 it was awarded the Cigar Aficionado Magazine "Cigar of the Year" and consistently gets 93 point ratings. This full-bodied cigar combines complexity, balance and flavor. It's handmade with 5-year aged Cuban-seed tobacco and each band is embossed with a serial number.
Their taste is smooth, complex and balanced with rich impressions of espresso bean, cocoa and cream. Each Padron 1926 40th Anniversary Torpedo is 6 3/4 inches long with a 54 ring gauge. 20 cigars are hand packed in a box.
The Padron 1926 Series line premiered in 2002 to commemorate Jose Orlando Padrons 75th birthday. This 40th Anniversary Torpedo is the cream of the crop. All the tobacco used in this line is aged for a full five years. The fermented tobacco is then blended to create an exceptionally smooth, complex, balanced and full bodied flavor.
The Padron 1926 Annivesary Series is a flawless box-pressed cigar, that loads the palate with rich impressions of espresso bean and cocoa. It's balanced yet complex. Annual production of this cigar is limited to 100,000 cigars.
It is not hyperbole to describe the Padrón 1926 Series as one of the best cigars in the world. It is difficult to find a regular production cigar with more acclaim and consistently high ratings than the 1926 Serie.
These cigars are made with the Padrón's most well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos, which deliver smooth and hearty smoke. When we say these cigars are made with well-aged tobacco, where aren't kidding. The Padrón's vertically integrated tobacco operation, they oversee their cigars from seed to box, allows them to gather up stores of aged tobacco. The 1926 Serie features tobacco that is aged between 5 to 10 years!
Introduced in 2002 to celebrate José O. Padrón's 75th birthday, this rich, powerful smoke is nuanced and complex, full of dark chocolate, coffee and sweet spiciness. The Padrón family is driven by the compulsion to only produce the most consistent and excellent cigars in the world.
The limited production Padrón Anniversary Series 1926 are box pressed and available in either Maduro or Natural wrappers. Smoking a Padron is truly an unforgettable experience.