Padron Serie 1926 No. 9

That’s right, I smoked the #1 cigar of 2007 last week.  My friends in my Cigar Herf Club bought me this tasty treat for my birthday last month, so I aged it in the humidor for a couple of weeks and then brought it out to smoke it.

The cigar started and ended very smooth.  Strong tastes of cherry and cocoa began at first which tasted very nice.  About 1/3 of the way into it those tastes went away, leaving a nice earthy, woody flavor.  This last throughout the rest of the cigar, but the cocoa crept back up 2 or 3 more times during the last half of the smoke.  The ash was a nice light gray and clung to the end of the cigar very strongly.  I didn’t ever have to re-light it and I smoked it down as far as I could.  It did start to get hot at the very end, but it wasn’t too bad.

This was a fantastic smoke, but sadly I think that I still like the A. Fuente Ańejos better.  Still, I am quite glad I got to try this cigar.