Stogie Guys Free Newsletter

Subscribe today for a chance to win great cigar prizes:

Presented by:

Stogie Reviews: Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6

11 Dec 2006

I found myself at Shelly’s Back Room again this Friday and – with great company and cause for celebration – I decided to finally break out a special treat from my humidor that I somehow managed to keep my hands off of since June.

The Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 is a beautiful Nicaraguan puro with an individually-numbered double band. The dark maduro wrapper on this four and ¾ inches by 50 ring gauge cigar had a few prominent veins, but no real defects. Most remarkably, the box-pressed stogie is packed extremely tight and rock hard to the touch, yet the pre-light draw was easy and true.

After snipping the cap with my double guillotine cutter, I noticed an earthy aroma of rich roasted coffee. Once lit, those flavors were balanced by another taste that reminded me of moist chocolate cake and, towards the end of the smoke, the flavor profile intensified with some spicy notes that were neither too subtle nor too harsh. This is truly a complex cigar.

And why shouldn’t it be? The 1926 line – which hit retailers in 2002 – is a celebration of Jose O. Padrón’s birth year, a praiseworthy cigar that lives up to its founder’s reputation.

Aside from taste, this stogie also earns high marks for its physical characteristics. Despite a firmness that would rival a lead pipe, the draw was extremely easy and each puff produced a ton of smoke. The burn was fairly even, but admittedly required a few minor touch-ups with my torch. And the gray ash held strong off the foot.

At about $12 apiece retail, this is not an everyday cigar. But special occasions call for special stogies, and this terrific smoke certainly qualifies for any celebration. For a complex taste that renders it worth every penny, I give the Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 a rare five out of five stogies.

[To read more cigar reviews, please click here.]

Patrick A


Drew Estate

36 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6”

  1. Anonymous Monday, December 11, 2006 at 5:55 am #

    Davidoff, Cohiba (Cuba) & now Padron 1926…

    So only the priciest cigars get 5 out of 5?

  2. Patrick S Monday, December 11, 2006 at 8:54 am #

    If we ever found a $2 dollar 5 out of 5 stogie cigar, no one would be happier than us… believe me!

    Unfortunately, as with many things, often you get what you pay for. That doesn't mean all expensive cigars are excellent or even good, but if something really is special, then people are usually willing to pay for it.

  3. Patrick S Monday, December 11, 2006 at 8:57 am #

    Also, I should point out again just what 5 out of 5 stogies means:

    Five out of five stogies. These cigars are truly an occasion. We recommend you give these babies your full and undivided attention. If not, you’d better be at a wedding or some other significant celebration.

  4. Patrick A Monday, December 11, 2006 at 9:43 am #

    Take a good look at our Archived Reviews page.

    While it's true we still haven't found an inexpensive cigar worthy of the "five out of five stogies" distinction, we have given several cigars under $5 very high marks.

    We've also uncovered a few expensive cigars that are not worth the money.

  5. Anonymous Monday, December 11, 2006 at 9:44 am #

    I don't care what metric you use to rate cigars. This baby's perfect regardless…

  6. Anonymous Monday, December 11, 2006 at 10:43 am #

    So is the 1926 better than the 1964 padron anni?

  7. DonTomas Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 10:04 am #

    you guys should do a review of the new Padron Anniversary Alternatives over at TNTCIGARS.COM. I'm a member of some forums and alot of people are curious including myself.

  8. vic Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 11:50 am #

    I agree padron cigars are expensive but THEY ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY. ESPECIALLY THE 40TH ANNIV MADURO.

  9. greg Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 5:53 pm #

    i have a padron millennium humidor that is in excellent condition 4sale if anyone is interested email me..

  10. David Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 5:30 am #

    In your google listing it says you have a Padron millenium humidor for sale. Is it still available and for how much?

  11. Marc E Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm #

    I smoked the #9 of this series in natural leaf this past Sunday morning to celebrate my wedding that had happened the night before. A special cigar for a special occasion…and I can say wihtout a doubt that this cigar is by far the best stick I have ever smoked. I wanted to find something bad about it…but happily I found none. These sticks are expensive….but a Bentley can never be compared to a Honda…both reliable…both quite different.

  12. Jacky Monday, October 6, 2008 at 10:02 am #


    I would like to know where can I purchase the Padrón Serie 1926? They are for a gift.

    Thank you.

  13. John Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 8:46 am #

    Padron Millenium Humidor #450/1000 w/all cigars kept in humidor includes all 100 Millenium cigars. contact me at

  14. Redreg Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 3:41 am #

    I have several top end humidors (Opus X 20 count, Padron Millennium 1964 series 206/1000 count and others. Contact me if interested at

    • Liquod360 Monday, February 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

      Still have anything for sale?
      -Nate, Birmingham Alabama

  15. BepныЙИзмeнн Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    Текст лично мне ничего не дал. Но вот для многих может оказаться реально полезным… :)

  16. Anonymous Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm #

    Обалдеть просто! Все, блин, об этом знают, кроме меня :)

  17. John M. Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Just smoked a Padron Serie 1926 No. 6 based on this review and WOW! This stick ran me $18 at my local tobacconist (a very high price for even this, I know) but it was worth every penny! I never want this beautiful flavor to leave my palate.

  18. TriMarkC Friday, April 22, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Padrons are just fantastic cigars! This one's at the top of my list!

  19. Oran Friday, July 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    The padron 1926 makes me fall in love over and over again. Cheers!

  20. Christian Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Can't wait to try it. My special occasion will be a typical Friday night!

  21. Thomas Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Wish I could get a hold of these :(

  22. Peter Brown Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 2:02 am #

    Initially, the flavors are chocolate, and leather with some spice and cedar on the finish. I just loved it.

Trackbacks and Pingbacks

  1. The Stogie Guys » Blog Archive » Stogie Commentary: Our Holiday Wish List - Thursday, December 21, 2006

    […] Padrón Millennium 1964 Series – As my December 11 review details, I enjoyed the Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 immensely. And since I haven’t had the opportunity to try anything from the Millennium 1964 Series, perhaps nothing would be finer than to find a few of those sticks under the tree. […]

  2. The Stogie Guys » Blog Archive » Stogie News: Stogie Year In Review - Wednesday, December 27, 2006

    […] – On December 11 we gave just the third perfect five out of five rating to the Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6. […]

  3. The Stogie Guys » Blog Archive » Stogie Reviews - Monday, January 8, 2007

    […] Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 […]

  4. The Stogie Guys » Blog Archive » Stogie Reviews: Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Sorcerer - Thursday, February 22, 2007

    […] And while the Ashton VSG doesn’t receive a ultra-rare five stogie rating that the Padron does, it does earn a very impressive four and 1/2 out of five stogies. […]

  5. The Stogie Guys » Blog Archive » Quick Smoke: TNT Alternative of the Padrón Anniversary Gran Corona Maduro - Friday, February 23, 2007

    […] Emulating the Padrón Anniversary line is no small task, but TNT Cigars does a respectable job with their Gran Corona Maduro alternative. This six inch by 46 ring gauge stogie is a surprisingly mild Nicaraguan puro. While it doesn’t have anywhere near the flavor of the real thing, the construction is pleasingly similar: easy draw, perfect burn, strong ash. Even better, you can get one of these sticks for $1.30 apiece when you buy in bulk (about one tenth the price of the real deal). […]

  6. Stogie Spirits: Sam Adams - Wednesday, May 23, 2007

    […] The Black Lager is not one of my favorites. While very smooth, I found the chocolate flavors and grainy finish a bit unpleasant. Still, I know beer lovers who think this beer is the best made by Sam Adams – so I think this is sort of a love it or hate it brew. If you’re having a pint of the Black Lager with a cigar, you’ll want to pair the cigar to the chocolate flavors. Try a full flavored maduro like a CAO Brazilia, a Padron Anniversary (Maduro) or a La Gloria Cubana Serie R. […]

  7. Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XLX - Friday, June 29, 2007

    […] 4. Deal of the Week: We’re not gonna say that today’s deal is the best bargain we’ve ever come across (for some of those, check out these samplers), but you’ll have trouble finding a better group of cigars. In fact, some of the smokes in this Padrón sampler are nearly impossible to find at all. With three of the five stogie-rated Serie 1926s, three 1964 Anniversary Series cigars, and two plain Padróns, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. Click here to get yours in Natural or Maduro. […]

  8. Stogie Review: Cohiba Esplendido (Cuban) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    […] small price for this very good cigar, but for the same money I would prefer a Cohiba Siglo VI or a Padron 1926. Ultimately, though, this is an impressive cigar with fantastically smooth flavors. Despite some […]

  9. Stogie Review: Cohiba Esplendido (Cuban) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    […] small price for this very good cigar, but for the same money I would prefer a Cohiba Siglo VI or a Padron 1926. Ultimately, though, this is an impressive cigar with fantastically smooth flavors. Despite some […]

  10. Stogie Review: Cohiba Esplendido (Cuban) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    […] small price for this very good cigar, but for the same money I would prefer a Cohiba Siglo VI or a Padron 1926. Ultimately, though, this is an impressive cigar with fantastically smooth flavors. Despite some […]

  11. Stogie Commentary: Perfect Fives - Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    […] also cited the Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 as a truly complex cigar whose flavors included a “taste that reminded me of moist chocolate […]

  12. Quick Smoke: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico - Sunday, August 15, 2010

    […] cream, and earth. It’s a tasty cigar reminds me of a slightly less complex version of the Padrón Serie 1926 Maduro—hardly a bad reminder. Construction and combustion qualities are excellent in this $8 smoke. Try […]

  13. Stogie Spirits: Macallan Fine Oak 17 - Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    […] so many fine scotches, the Fine Oak 17 is the perfect accompaniment to a good cigar. I smoked a Padrón Serie 1926 Maduro No. 6 (pictured) and found that the complex medium- to full-bodied smoke brought out the complexity of […]