The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2006
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial
The Padrón family has earned a reputation for producing some of the finest cigars in the world. Their cigars have always been well represented in our Top 25, having won the title the first year and placing third for the second year running. The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial is the thickest cigar in that popular line, measuring 6 inches long with a hefty 54 ring gauge. The Aniversary blend was created by the Padróns in 1994 to commemorate the company's 30th anniversary of making cigars. The elegant, balanced flavor of the cigars comes from judicious amounts of well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. Most of the cigars are made in Nicaragua, but some are made in the company's smaller factory in Honduras. They are trunk pressed to give them their classic brick-like shape, and have that trademark Padrón flavor of cocoa and light chocolate and a long, rich finish.