Good smoke but man is it overpriced.
I really haven’t jumped into Padron as much as I should. But besides their ‘0000 series not much is affordable. I love the 1964 series but beyond that I’m not sure if I have ever felt good about what I’ve paid for a Padron. I’ve had quite a few Damaso’s and they are good but I can find that flavor profile in other cigars. I’ve only had maybe 2-3 1926’s and never had any of the specials like hammers or family reserve. But they aren’t cheap at all which makes it hard to give them a try.
That 45yr was over $30 as I just picked up a single. It was good, don’t get me wrong, but there are plenty of $10-$12 smokes out there that are better. I actually prefer the regular 26 & 64 lines to this special 45yr & by a wide margin.
Yeah $30 is crazy. And if it doesnt blow your socks off its hard to convince yourself to try another to make sure you didnt miss something.
Time for a trusted ol’ reliable
Have you tried the La Promesa yet?
Band came off removing the celo so it’s a “naked” photo of the La Promesa.
Nice! Let me know what think, and if it stacks up to the OG DPG Blue
Thought it was meh. I’m not sure how well it was stored before I received it but the first inch to inch & a half was pretty bad. Super bitter & wavy on the burn. It settled into a nice smoke by the halfway point where it was a different combination of leather & butter. Strength was overpowering at the beginning & settled into a solid medium by the midway point as well. Flavor wise it seems closer to the MF blends than the DPG Blue blends with the heavy leather but trades the spice for a buttery aspect.
I’m actually glad I didn’t put it down at the beginning because it ended up good enough to try again. Think the one I had could have been mistreated along the way making the start pretty rough to get through.
Ill reserve an opinion until I’m able to try a couple more.