Unfortunately, Jerry had some family problems arise and will not be able to stand in for his normal Friday Review. First and foremost, Jerry, I wish you and your family the best through these hard times.
Today as an impromptu review, I have the Padron Anniversary 1964 Maduro, also referred to as the PAM 1964. This particular cigar weighs in at 4.5 inches long and has a square pressed 46-ring gauge.
The wrapper has a satin like sheen with small veins and oily speckles running throughout the stick. It is an absolute beauty to look at.
After a quick and easy clip, I had the head of the cigar opened up which gave way to an excellent pre-light draw. When puffed upon, it produced rich tobacco flavors.
After a few test puffs I reached for my lighter and began my toast and light ritual. After touching the flame to the foot for just a minute, the cigar produced thick clouds of flavorful smoke.
As I made my way into the first third of my PAM 1964, I found it to have very rich tobacco flavors with a mild coffee-like aftertaste. The finish was smooth and creamy and lasted for just a minute or two on the palate.
The body was in the medium to full range and rounded out all of the flavors and textures very well. The draw was excellent as expected and produced a nice even burn and a strong light colored ash.
At this point, the only thing that troubled me was the fairly heavy resting smoke the cigar was putting out. This is generally a sign of a fast burning cigar, but to my surprise it was not quite as fast as I would have expected.