This is a discussion on Padron 1964 vs 1926 within the Cigar Questions forums, part of the General Cigar Discussion category; Can anyone who has tried both the Padron 1964 Anniversary Series and Padron 1926 Serie compare the two? I want ...
...but as tastes are individual, you very well may want to try a few of each before laying down the cashola on a box of one or the other.
IMO, that's a lot of jack to think about spending on a "I wonder if I'll like them" box of stogies.
Great advice there. Both are easy to get as singles right now. It could be temporary. You should definitely just get a single to try. The flavors of both lines vary quite a bit from size to size. It's blending at it's best. I like the 1964 Pyramids and 1926 #1, 9 and 6s. They are really great smokes and I'd hate to have to live without one or the other. In general, the 64's are more medium and the 26's more full bodied. But to me it's more of what kind of apples do you like. You probably will not get a bad one.
I've smoked 2 26 6's recently and haven't been greatly impressed. They've been good cigars, but nothing amazing, especially considering the price. I also have found the construction of the cap to poor, maybe I'm spoiled by Pepin's triple cap.
I smoked a large 26, can't remember which, a few months back and remember enjoying it, I may need to give them another chance or try other vitolas.
I look forward to trying 64s, hopefully this weekend.
Neither the 26 or the 64 are very complex, in that for my money they taste very, very similar. The 64 is medium to full, the 26 is dead on full. In my opinion the 64 is a little smoother. Not that the 26 is harsh or anything, the 64 is just amazing is all.
I have smoked several of each but never very close together so it is difficult to compare. Would not hesitate purchasing either the 26 or 64, however I do prefer the maduro in both lines over the natural wrapper.
So I would vote for a large size 6 - 7" 50+ RG in maduro of either.
Holt's has a maduro sampler of each of the Padrons.