From their origination in 2002, the 1926 frontmark debuted as the 75th anniversary of Jose Orlando Padron’s birth; the ’26’s including the limited-regular production 40th (2004) & 80th (2006) Anniversary releases are all Nicaraguan puros with tobaccos aged at least five years. The #35 is no exception to the quality and care of said tobaccos; declared as a Rothschild at 4″x48rg. All of the 1926’s are boxed pressed vitolas, much akin to the 1964’s, and Padron Series’ Thousand-sub series.


The petit #35’s toothy grained Jalapa Valley grown Maduro wrapper smells richly of cinnamon, currants, espresso beans, manure, mocha, oak, thyme, sea salt. From a 7mm punch to the head the draw is tight yet giving.

The maduro capa tastes of anise, black peppercorns, 80% cacao, dill, ginger root, manure, nutmeg, oak, and pomegranates.

The toasted foot smells sweetly of caramel, cocoa, ginger, mocha, oregano, roasted cashews, and tarragon.

From the initial lit draws, come flavors across the palate such as anise, coffee cubano, fresh fennel, hickory, mahogany, manure, oregano, ouzo, pistachios, sea salt, tarragon, and white chocolate. The rigid salt & pepper ash, rings in subtly pronounced one millimeter bands. The chalk white smoke smells spicy with hints of jalapeños, oregano, and paprika.

Twenty-five minutes into the first half inch of this short robusto, upon nearing the one inch mark, the hints gear up towards the extreme end of full bodied flavor; hints of cocoa, chili peppers, coffee cubano, hickory, licorice, mahogany, mocha, oregano, paprika, tarragon, and white peppercorns

From the recently tapped ash, some forty-five minutes in at the two and a half-inch mark, reveals a sharply pointed cone from the ligero in the blend. The body is full and the strength varies from medium to full.

I find that the #35 face in the line to afford the greatest potency of the Nicaraguan tobaccos, in due to compare to the #9 and 80th Anniversary as the sweetest of the line. Though short in stature, the thirty-five offers a good savoring time ranging from an hour and a half to two hours.

My only issue of complaint regarding this frontmark, is the single and poorly mounted cap; other than that the 1926’s are absolutely remarkable cigars. And are a must for any true afficianado.

Purchased from Davidus Cigars on Rockville Pike, 20852; on 2/2/11 as a partial box at 9.91$ per cigar (21) post tax (6%).

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