The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Presidente vitola is nearly unique among the cigars in its family, as it comes packaged in boxes of 15 sticks, with each smoke enclosed in a square aluminum tube (all the cigars in this series are box-pressed, hence the tube shape). Only one other vitola in the Padrón 1964 line (the Soberano) is presented this way, but the Presidente is a full inch longer in length.
The 1964 Anniversary line was a landmark series when it was created. Introduced in 1994 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Padrón’s founding, it was such a quantum leap for the brand in terms of refinement and quality that it catapulted the label to the top echelon of cigar makers virtually overnight.
Padrón hasn’t looked back ever since; for more than a decade, the company has consistently received more accolades than any other cigar producer of the modern era.
In this Maduro-wrapped variation, the 1964 Presidente is comprised of some of the finest tobaccos grown in Nicaragua; all leaves in the stick have been aged for a minimum of four years. Medium-to-full-bodied, with medium-to-full strength, the Anniversary Presidente possesses a toothy wrapper and a sweet, flavorful complexity that reminds you you’re smoking a Padrón. Rich, rocky earth elements in its effusions intermingle with pepper and generous smatterings of chocolate brownie notes.
This is one Presidente whose popularity is rocketing up the charts. So vote early, and vote often — pick up a box today, and make the 1964 Anniversary Presidente Maduro your favorite new leading cigar contender.