I’d like to extend my personal gratitude to Abe “Ming” Dababneh from Smoke Inn Cigars in Florida for sending me the newest installation from his 15th Anniversary Collection. If you remember correctly the first installation was the Tatuaje Anarchy. Abe is a huge supporter of us non-traditional media folks and its awesome that he values our opinions enough to send us samples. Thanks Abe. The Padron 1964 Anniversary SI-15 (Natural) is the same blend as the usual naturally wrapped Padron Anniversary 1964 but in a unique size. Historically I’ve not been a fan of the 6×60 size. I mean, I get that they sell very well and that many consumers see the value in them but for me, I’m always left feeling awkwardly puzzelled and lost.
Video Note: I’m not sure what happened but it appears that my microphone cuts out from time to time during the video. My apologies.
The Padron 1964 Anniversary SI-15 (Natural) hit a homerun with me. While it still had that awkward feel while I was smoking, it didn’t taste like my typical 6×60 size. By that I mean, historically I’ve always felt like the flavor profile would get lost or watered down in the bigger sizes. Not the case here with the SI-15. The sweet, woodsy and creamy characteristics shined throughout. Added to that was a nice sprinkling of coffee notes that just brought everything together to a uniquely balanced and enjoyable cigar.
The Padron 1964 Anniversary SI-15 (Natural/Maduro) will available starting April 15, 2011. They will be sold as singles, five packs and boxes. According to Abe this will be even more limited than the Tatuaje Anarchy. To order contact Smoke Inn Cigars directly at 1-888-SMOKES-1 and do us a favor, let them know that you saw a review of them here at The Stogie Review.