The TAA Davidus Cigars Padron 1964 Toro is a special release 1964 with the same blend(and the same cigar for all of the other TAA member B&M’s), although its size is just a fifth of an inch shorter than the 1926’s #9. The name of the cigar is less than satisfying and is a far cry from the other 1964 cigar names exempli gratia Exclusivo, Imperial, Principe, etc; then again there’s the A, Pyramide, and Torpedo, so who’s to say anything really.

The maduro wrapper smells of cedar, cinnamon, leather, and mocha. With a 9mm punch to the head, the draw is completely effortless; the wrapper has a fine tooth to it and tastes of cinnamon, cocoa, freshly dug earth, leather, and mocha. Toast and cedar come off of the pre-lit and pre-toasted draw.

The toasted foot smells of cashews, 60% cacao, freshly brewed espresso, leather, and ouzo.

The lit foot yields to the palette an array of hints including butter cream, caramel, cocoa, ground espresso beans, and mahogany. The smoke on the nose smells sweetly of mocha and toast; the smoke is a chalk white color. The ash is a mottled salt & pepper color, at a quarter of an inch in and there’s no presence of any ringing.

Twenty minutes in and approximately half of an inch in, and there’s no noticeable change in the hints. This stick is rife with occasional canoes.

Like all of the 1964 maduro cigars this too is mild-medium in both body and strength.

Thirty minutes and approximately three and half inches remain, with subtle hints black peppercorns, burning cedar, cashews, ouzo, and toast rise to the palette.

Finally, though somewhat disparaging, one millimeter bands are forming rings on one side of this parejo.

There appears to be a subtle touch of ligero on the foot, from the recently tapped ashen foot. At three remaining inches additional hints of basil, curry, paprika, and tarragon join with the sweeter array of hints bring up the body to dead center medium, and the strength also to a palatable medium; roughly fifty minutes in.

An hour and half in, with an inch and three-quarters remain, and the canoe has yet to abate. The spices however have abated, and are replaced with sweeter and earthier hints, including cedar, cocoa, leather, mesquite, mahogany, and oak.

These much like any of the other maduro 1964’s, it’s a tasty cigar with a vast array of hints to the nose, and palette.
Though for its price point I’d sooner go with an Imperial for a dollar or two more; as it’s not a particularly special cigar in its own accord. It is what it is, try it if you like.

Purchased from Davidus Cigars on Rockville Pike, Maryland 20852; on June 10th for 15.95$ before tax, with tax 16.91$.