Padron 1964 and Padron 1926 are both premium cigar lines produced by Padron Cigars, a family-owned cigar company based in Nicaragua. While both lines are highly respected and sought after by cigar enthusiasts, there are some key differences between the two.
First, Padron 1964 was introduced in 1994 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company, while Padron 1926 was introduced in 2002 to commemorate the 75th birthday of company founder Jose Orlando Padron.
In terms of the tobacco used, Padron 1964 uses tobacco that has been aged for four years, while Padron 1926 uses tobacco that has been aged for five to ten years. This longer aging process gives Padron 1926 a richer, more complex flavor profile.
Padron 1926 also uses a sun-grown wrapper that has been aged for two and a half years, while Padron 1964 uses a maduro wrapper that has been aged for three years. The sun-grown wrapper on the Padron 1926 gives it a slightly spicier flavor compared to the Padron 1964.
Finally, the packaging of the two lines is different. Padron 1964 comes in a polished wood box with a simple design, while Padron 1926 comes in a more ornate box with a silver band.
In terms of overall quality, both Padron 1964 and Padron 1926 are considered to be top-tier cigars, and the choice between them comes down to personal preference. Those who prefer a slightly spicier, more complex flavor profile may prefer the Padron 1926, while those who prefer a smoother, more straightforward flavor may prefer the Padron 1964.