Regardless of who you are, or what cigar your smoking enjoying a premium hand made cigar always begins with cutting and lighting the cigar. Every individual has his or her own routine when it comes to doing this. However generally it begins with making some type of cut to the cigar in an effort to remove part of the cap or flag leaf that closes the cigar, while leaving some of it glued around the end to keep the filler leaves together. In my experience it's always better to make a more shallow initial cut, then test the pre-light draw. If the initial cut is too deep the cigar can run the risk of unravelling. Traditionally three types of cuts are used; a straight cut, punch cut or v-cut. For myself personally, and in my experience the majority of smokers select a straight cut, also known as a guillotine cut. Having a quality and sharp cutter makes this cut much easier and reduces the risk of damaging
The Padron 1964 Anniversary line of cigars was introduced in 1994, to commemorate the companies 30th anniversary. Many will argue that the 1964 was the blend that put Padron on the map; catapulting them to where they are today. Today Padron is one of the most recognizable, and awarded brands in the industry. The tobacco for the 1964 Anniversary is aged at least four years and is rolled, then boxed pressed to honor the age-old Cuban tradition of box pressing cigars. Each size within the line is blended as a Nicaraguan puro, and is offered with either a sungrown, or maduro wrapper leaf.
Blend Info: Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro / Natural
After lighting the cigar; the initial thing most people notice when smoking a Padron is the cigars draw. Padrons tend to be on the looser side; putting out tons of thick textured smoke. The cigar provides ample flavors of semi-sweet baking chocolate, earth,